Boat catches fire off 79th Street Causeway

A boat caught fire Wednesday afternoon off the 79th Street Causeway in North Bay Village, just north of Pelican Harbor Marina, authorities said.

Local 10 News photojournalist Ismael Louis took a photo of the scene shortly before 2 p.m. as the boat was nearly fully engulfed in flames.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said an off-duty Miami-Dade firefighter called in the fire on the 30-foot catamaran. 

Lay said no one was aboard the boat and no one was injured.

The fire has since been extinguished with help from Miami-Dade and city of Miami fireboats.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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