Flames engulfed two luxury yachts worth over $20 million in Florida, sinking them - here's what happened
- Two luxury yachts worth over $20 million caught fire and sank Saturday morning while docked for repairs at a marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Nearly 100 firefighters battled the flames with foam and water for hours.
- Authorities are now monitoring the water for any chemicals that may have seeped out from the yacht, such as diesel fuel.
- Nobody was injured in the fire.
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Two luxury yachts worth over $20 million caught fire and sank early Saturday morning in Florida.
An initial group of firefighters arrived at the Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale where the yachts were docked for repair at around 4:30 a.m., the Miami Herald reported.By the time the firefighters arrived, both boats were already engulfed in flames and smoke that was visible from miles away. The fire was considered mostly contained by 9 a.m. Saturday, but isolated flames still smoldered throughout the day, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Around 100 firefighters battled the flames by the time the fires were extinguished, according to the Miami Herald. Both fire and foam were used to combat the flames, according to nautical news site The Triton, including water from the canal sprayed by fireboats.
Authorities, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, are now monitoring the canal for any contaminants that may have seeped into the water from the yacht, such as diesel.
Nobody is currently believed to have been injured by the fires and the cause is still being investigated.
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