BRAINTREE, Mass. (WPRI) — Five people were taken to the hospital Saturday after a boat caught fire at the Metropolitan Yacht Club in Braintree. 

Police responded to the yacht club this morning for a reported boat fire at the gas dock. Police said a member of the club towed the boat out to the open water, so the flames would not spread any further. 

The five people who were taken to the hospital had minor burns, smoke inhalation and cuts, according to police. 

It is currently unclear what caused the fire.