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Fire Burns Yachts at Davie Marina

Fire crews worked to put out a two-yacht fire on Sunday morning.

January 18, 2015
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Burning Yachts Davie-area Marina

Joe Cavaretta – Sun Sentinel

Update:

The Sun Sentinel reports that this morning’s blaze at Yacht Management, a yacht maintenance company, started at approximately 6:50 a.m.

The two ships that burned in today’s fire were a 75-foot Azimut, Lady Lex, and a 50-foot Sunseeker, It’s About Time.

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The two ships were connected by rope and to at least four other ships, Timothy Heiser, Deputy Fire Chief of Fort Lauderdale Fire and Rescue, told the Sun Sentinel.

Firefighters also worked to contain any fuel leaks. The Sunseeker was carrying 1,500 gallons of fuel that was later pumped out.

According to the Sun Sentinel, At least 45 firefighters responded to the scene, as did the marina management and the owners of the involved boats.

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Lee Burke, the director of risk management for the marina owners, said that the marina will open Monday.

The fire caused no injuries and the estimation in the value of boats has not yet been determined.

Original Story:

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It has been reported that a large fire burned at the marina near the area of State Road 84 and Southwest 30th Avenue in Davie at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

The fire spread to two yachts located in the marina.

Photos of the fire were taken by Sun Sentinel photographer Joe Cavaretta.

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Updates will follow as information continues to come in.

Make sure to check out the following article on boat-fire prevention/safety and this gallery on boat-fire safety.

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