MIAMI (WSVN) - Firefighters extinguished flames at a Miami marina after two yachts caught fire.
The fire broke out near Northwest 22nd Avenue and 14th Street, just before 2:30 a.m., Thursday.
7SkyForce captured City of Miami Fire Rescue crews spraying foam on the vessels to put out the fire.
Miami Police said they called the fire in to fire rescue.
“Conditions were intense. That’s why we had multiple units from the bridge, from the water and land,” said Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Pete Sanchez. “Also, you’re dealing with a lot of fuel, a lot of plastics so we also had to use a foam operation, that’s why our hazardous materials team was here. We were also able to untie and relocate two other large vessels from getting damaged so the fire was actually isolated to the two yachts.”
Firefighters said it took about and hour to get the fire under control.
“We had about 17 units on the scene,” Sanchez said.
No injuries were reported.
According to the property owner’s attorney, there is no business running at the marina, and the former tenant abandoned the vessels there. The attorney added one of the vessels had been burned before, and neither vessel had engines or fuel.
One of the yachts is just over 70 feet long, while the other is about 50 feet long.
One man spoke with 7News and said he was there helping a friend whose boat, luckily, was not damaged.
“Closing the yard the 31st, completely,” he said. “They’ve been trying to get rid of these vessels for the past four months.”
Jorge Vasquez, who docks his boat at the marina, said, “I was running to right here seeing if my boat caught fire because my boat is 80 feet long.”
Hours later, firefighters could still be seen working to put out any possible hot spots inside the vessels.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and no other vessels were damaged.
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