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Yacht catches fire in Aventura

Firefighters battle flames coming from yacht docked at marina

AVENTURA, Fla. – Flames engulfed a yacht late Thursday night near the Turnberry Golf Course in Aventura. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue dispatched about three dozen units and a helicopter to a marina off the intersection of North Country Club Drive and Northeast 34th Avenue. 

A man told Local 10 News he called 911 when he saw the flames coming from the marina along a canal.

Some residents in the area said they feared a man was living on the yacht that caught fire, but Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said there were no injuries.

The charred remains of the yacht were still there Friday morning.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.