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Boat catches fire with two on board in Boca Ciega

There were no injuries, according to St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue
Smoke from a boat fire on Boca Ciega Bay, near South Causeway Isles, can be seen from South Pasadena on Wednesday. Two people escaped injury in the fire.
Smoke from a boat fire on Boca Ciega Bay, near South Causeway Isles, can be seen from South Pasadena on Wednesday. Two people escaped injury in the fire. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ]
Published Apr. 23, 2020|Updated Apr. 23, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — A boat fire spewed smoke over the South Causeway Isles neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

There were two people on a boat near shore when flames broke out, according to St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue. Neither person was injured. A Clearwater fire boat helped extinguish the flames.

A Clearwater fire boat helps put out the fire that broke out on a boat in Boca Ciega Bay, near South Causeway Isles on Wednesday. No one was injured.
A Clearwater fire boat helps put out the fire that broke out on a boat in Boca Ciega Bay, near South Causeway Isles on Wednesday. No one was injured. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ]

Fire investigators don’t yet know what caused the boat fire.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Steve Lawrence said the fire was contained to just the boat and that no other structures were damaged. The amount of damage and type of boat that caught fire was not released by officials.

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