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One hospitalized after suffering burns during St. Petersburg boat fire

One person was hospitalized after suffering burns during a boat fire in St. Petersburg on April 18, 2017. [St. Petersburg Fire Rescue]
One person was hospitalized after suffering burns during a boat fire in St. Petersburg on April 18, 2017. [St. Petersburg Fire Rescue]
Published Apr. 18, 2017

One person was hospitalized after suffering burns during a boat fire in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue officials are currently battling the fire, about 50 to 75 feet offshore near 35th Avenue S and Sixth Street S. The cause of the fire on the 25-foot sail boat was unknown Tuesday afternoon.

Two people were on board, and one of them was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of second-degree burns, officials said.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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