CORAL GABLES: A boat caught fire in Biscayne Bay near the Coral Gables Waterway, but rescue crews from various agencies managed to extinguish the flames. On Saturday afternoon, firefighters from Miami-Dade, City of Miami, and Coral Gables Fire Rescue responded to the scene and used water to put out the fierce fire. The MDFR also recorded a video of the incident. The crew successfully evacuated everyone from the boat and transported them to safety. The reason for the fire is still being investigated. News source 7 News Miami.
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Some of the Main Causes of Boating Fires in Florida
In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm shares of the most common causes of fires on boats and other water vessels.
In general, the main causes of boating fires can include:
- Electrical problems: Issues with wiring, electrical equipment, and batteries can cause sparks that ignite fuel or other flammable materials.
- Fuel problems: Leaking fuel or improperly stored fuel can ignite and cause a fire.
- Human error: Careless behavior such as smoking near fuel or improperly disposing of flammable materials can lead to fires.
- Mechanical failure: Malfunctioning engines or other mechanical parts can overheat and cause a fire.
- Natural causes: Lightning strikes and other weather-related incidents can also cause fires.
It is important for boaters to be aware of these risks and take precautions such as regular maintenance checks, proper fuel storage, and safe handling of electrical equipment to prevent fires.
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