April 27, 2012

Fire burns derelict semi-truck on island

Photo courtesy of Deputy Nick Whiteman

Marathon – Deputies and firefighters responded to a fire on the island in Boot Key Harbor Thursday afternoon.

The large trash fire sent a column of black smoke into the air at 4:50 p.m. as it burned a semi-truck and other items left on the island.

Deputy Nick Whiteman and firefighters responded to the island on board a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission vessel to assess the fire, which had almost burned itself out by that time.

There were no injuries involved in the incident.

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