2 people jump into water after boats catch fire in southwest Miami-Dade

No injuries reported

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people jumped into a lake Wednesday after two boats caught fire in southwest Miami-Dade.

The fire was reported just before 1:30 p.m. behind a home at 5011 SW 87th Ave., west of Tropical Park. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the boats were docked at the time the fire erupted.

According to authorities, the initial call came in as two people aboard a boat that had smoke coming from it. By the time firefighters arrived, one of the boats was destroyed. 

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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