Boats catch fire; no injures
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Firefighters have put out the flames after a boat caught on fire at a South Florida dock.
The fire started on a boat docked at 1925 Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami, Wednesday afternoon.
According to fire crews, a person was working on a 37-foot boat to change an engine part and then noticed the boat was in flames. The person tried to put the fire out with a dock hose, but the flames grew stronger and quickly spread to a 21-foot boat.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they immediately checked for any passengers on board, but no one was inside.
Firefighters had a hard time putting out the fire because it was on a dock. They were able to use the hose on the dock and an extended water supply to get the blaze under control. "Whenever you deal with a dock type of issue, extending a water supply line always becomes a difficult part of fighting a fire on these docks," said Miami Fire Rescue Captain Alex Fernandez.
At first, firefighters were having water supply issues, but resolved the problem.
A 7News viewer captured the high flames from a near by area.
The fire has been put out. One of the boats that caught fire has sunk. It is unknown what caused the fire.
No one was injured.
(Copyright 2013 by Sunbeam Television Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)