Boat Catches Fire Off Pompano Beach

Witnesses from Deerfield Beach to Fort Lauderdale reported spotting black smoke from the fire.

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    Authorities are investigating a boat fire that started off of Pompano Beach Sunday afternoon. (Published Sunday, Jul 20, 2014)

    Authorities are investigating a boat fire that started off of Pompano Beach Sunday afternoon.

    Captain Tim Morgan from Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale responded to the scene about a mile-and-a-half from the Hillsboro Inlet.

    Morgan said in videos posted to Facebook that a 36-foot Sea Ray vessel caught fire with a man and woman on board. The woman appeared to suffer a burn to her leg and was transported to the hospital.

    Fire officials opted to let the boat burn to the water line and sink instead of putting out the fire.

    Witnesses from Deerfield Beach to Fort Lauderdale reported spotting black smoke from the blaze.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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