Boat catches fire in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a boat fire in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday.

FLFR units were dispatched to the boat docked at a home in the area of 1321 Tangelo Isle, around 7 p.m.

“I was just getting home, and then I saw the black smoke. My wife was pulling in, too … They were in the front. I ran in the back right away because I saw thick black smoke. I knew it wasn’t a house,” said neighbor Robert Childs, “and I just saw my neighbor’s boat engulfed in flames.”

According to FLFR, the boat is about 63 feet long and sustained significant damage.

No injuries have been reported and authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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