Large marina fire closes Overseas Highway in Marathon

A large marina fire in Marathon early Monday morning forced deputies to close a stretch of the Overseas Highway in both directions.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the fire at mile marker 47.5 started about 2:30 a.m.

Florida Keys firefighters were called to a boat fire, but when they arrived, they found that the flames had engulfed a house and about an acre-sized lot filled with wooden lobster traps.

One home was evacuated while firefighters battled the flames.

The fire was contained about 5:30 a.m.

Marathon Fire Rescue Chief John Johnson said nobody was injured.

Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark said U.S. Highway 1 was closed so that firefighters could connect fire hoses to water supplies on the other side of the highway.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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