One person airlifted with ‘trauma’ after Aventura yacht fire

Miami – A multi-million dollar yacht caught fire in Aventura on Friday night and had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Miami-Dade fire officials say the fire started after 7 p.m.

They said more than 20 MDFR units responded to the First Alarm vessel fire at 1520 Island Blvd.

Responding crew found a large vessel anchored behind a house in the channel.

Black smoke was visible for miles away.

A neighbor said, “It was sad to see that big beautiful yacht on fire.”

Another neighbor said the boat’s fiberglass likely caused the fire.

He told CBS4 that the owner was there all along.

Firefighters said they attacked the blaze with foam to keep it under control.

MDFR fireboats also arrived on the scene and were ready to assist in extinguishing the fire.

One person suffered “trauma” and was airlifted.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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