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Boat catches fire behind waterfront home in Miami

Owner says she saw lightning strike boat

A 39-foot boat caught fire Thursday morning in Miami.
A 39-foot boat caught fire Thursday morning in Miami. (Miami Department of Fire-Rescue)

MIAMI – A 39-foot boat caught fire Thursday morning behind a waterfront home in Miami.

The boat caught fire behind a home in the Bay Point community near Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 42nd Street.

According to the owner, she saw lightning strike her boat, Miami Department of Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll said.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in less than 30 minutes.

The fire did not spread to the home.


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