Flames Engulf Singer Marc Anthony's Yacht Off Watson Island

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at 7:30 p.m. near 888 MacArthur Causeway.

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Crews worked through the night to extinguish a fire on a 120-foot yacht belonging to international superstar Marc Anthony in a marina off Miami's Watson Island.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami Beach Fire Rescue and Miami Fire Rescue responded to the blaze around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday near 888 MacArthur Causeway. The yacht was engulfed in flames and leaning on its side, according to MDFR.

Crews used a boom to shoot water toward the yacht to put out the flames and to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby boats.

All passengers were able to get off the yacht and a publicist for the singer says Anthony was not on board at the time of the fire.

Crews used special oil spill response equipment to soak up oil and surface sheen, officials said.

"There was very significant, severe damage that was caused by this fire last night, the boat is three-fourths submerged under water right now," Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said.

NBC 6's Julia Bagg has the latest from the scene at a marina off Watson Island.

No injuries were reported as the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Carroll said the boat will need to be removed and dry-docked so that investigators can determine the cause of the blaze.

A large yacht belonging to singing sensation Marc Anthony went up in flames near Miami.
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