Man Uninjured After Sailboat Catches Fire Near Fort Lauderdale

Huge flames and thick black smoke enveloped a man's boat as he sailed the waters in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning. 

The man was not injured after the boat caught on fire, a TowBoatU.S. spokesman said. The man was the only person on the boat, according to police. It’s unclear what caused the fire as the boat traveled near Fort Lauderdale. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s fire boat put the fire out. The vessel was towed to Apex Marine in Miami.

A sailboat travelling near Fort Lauderdale caught fire Thursday morning.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Fire Boat and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the scene.
Black smoke emerges from a sailboat on fire near Fort Lauderdale.
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