VIDEO: Indian River Boat Fire Caused By Power Line

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ABOVE VIDEO: A boat burning on the Indian River just south of the State Road 520 Causeway billowed white and black smoke high into the sky at about 1 p.m. Friday.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A sailboat burning on the Indian River just south of the State Road 520 Causeway billowed white and black smoke high into the sky at about 1 p.m. Friday.

The fire was finally extinguished by a fire boat brought in from Port Canaveral

According to authorities, the fire occurred when the sailboat’s mast struck a power line.

“There was observed a puff of smoke and a flash, as reported to us by witnesses. Then we noticed the boat was at the location where it’s at now, and there was smoke emanating from the boat,” Cocoa Fire District Chief D.J. Rocque told WESH TV.

Two people jumped overboard and were uninjured.

The Coast Guard is on the scene and investigating the incident.

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ABOVE VIDEO: A boat burning on the Indian River just south of the State Road 520 Causeway billowed white and black smoke high into the sky at about 1 p.m. Friday. (WFTV video)


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