1 injured during boat fire in Aventura, police say

AVENTURA, Fla. – One person was injured during a boat fire on Friday evening in Aventura, according to the Aventura Police Department.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to a boat fire off 1520 Island Blvd. They used water and foam to extinguish the flames.

The MDFR active calls log showed dispatch sent 20 units shortly after 7:20 p.m. Fire Rescue personnel reported airlifting an adult who suffered burns during the boat fire.

From his window, Darrel Price said he could see dark smoke billowing on Friday across Maule Lake. Another Aventura resident near the Admirals Port Condominium also saw the menacing dark smoke.

There were reports of witnesses who saw the smoke as far as Hialeah in Miami-Dade County and West Pines in Broward County.

Firefighters responded to a boat fire on Friday in Aventura. Courtesy photo by Sam Mehta Local Resident (Photo by Sam Mehta Local Resident)
The Aventura Police Department released this photo of a boat fire on Friday. (APD)
Darrel Price shared this photo of a fire on Friday in Aventura. (Courtesy photo)

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