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Lightning Bolt

School evocation [electricity]; Level magus 3, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 3

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (fur and a glass rod)

EFFECT

Range 120 ft.
Area 120-ft. line
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Reflex half; Spell Resistance yes

By the way...
This spell does not start a fire on a ship.

Source Skull & Shackles Player's Guide

DESCRIPTION

You release a powerful stroke of electrical energy that deals 1d6 points of electricity damage per caster level (maximum 10d6) to each creature within its area. The bolt begins at your fingertips.

The lightning bolt sets fire to combustibles and damages objects in its path. It can melt metals with a low melting point, such as lead, gold, copper, silver, or bronze. If the damage caused to an interposing barrier shatters or breaks through it, the bolt may continue beyond the barrier if the spell's range permits; otherwise, it stops at the barrier just as any other spell effect does.