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Rickenbacker Marina fire leaves 6 boats damaged, Miami firefighters say

Six boats were damaged Thursday morning after a fire erupted at the Rickenbacker Marina in Miami, authorities confirmed.
Six boats were damaged Thursday morning after a fire erupted at the Rickenbacker Marina in Miami, authorities confirmed.

MIAMI – Two weeks after a morning fire damaged six boats at the Crandon Park Marina, firefighters battled flames damaging six more boats nearby Thursday morning at the Rickenbacker Marina.

According to Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius “Iggy” Carroll, three of the boats were heavily damaged and the three others had minor heat damage.

Carroll said Miami Fire Rescue investigators are teaming up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the dockmaster.

The Miami-Dade Fire Department investigated the May 7 Crandon Park Marina fire.


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Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.