Fire was reported on one boat at 8:24 a.m. and quickly spread to a second boat anchored nearby the first. As firefighters and deputies arrived on the scene, billowing black smoke caused them to shut down the roadway to through traffic as the firefighters from Ocean Reef, Key Largo and from Miami-Dade County worked to put out the flames. No one was injured. The U.S. Coast Guard and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also responded and assisted on the scene.
Photo credit to Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Kiffney.