3 rescued after yacht catches fire in Biscayne Bay

Police help save 3 people after boat catches fire in Biscayne Bay. (Coral Gables Police Department)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Authorities helped save three people after a yacht caught fire in Biscayne Bay Saturday.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, crews responded to reports of a boat fire around noon near the Coral Gables Waterway in Biscayne Bay.

The call was received through the Coral Gables Police Department’s Marine Patrol Unit who advised MDFR that a 54-foot vessel was fully engulfed in flames.

Authorities said crews were able to knock down the main body of the fire with the master stream nozzle mounted on the fire boat.

MDFR said that City of Miami Fire Rescue also assisted with fire operations and that foam was used to place the fire under control.

Coral Gables Police assisted with safely removing the occupants from the vessel.

According to the CGPD, as they approached the yacht, it burst into flames and all three occupants were rescued safely onto the patrol boat.

Local 10 News obtained cellphone video from MDFR of crews extinguishing the fire.

Authorities have not said if anyone was injured by the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Crews working on extinguishing yacht fire. (Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

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