No injuries after abandoned boat catches fire, officials say

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SEBASTIAN — No injuries were reported after an abandoned boat exploded and caught fire in a wooded area Friday afternoon, sending heavy black smoke into the air, fire rescue crews said.

Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion about 4 p.m. Friday near Manly Avenue and Barber Street, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said. Brush trucks extinguished the flames about 4:30 p.m., Kofke said.

No structures were threatened from the blaze. No further information was immediately available.

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Posted by Justin Grayam on Friday, March 15, 2019

 

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