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Old 12-17-2011, 08:34 PM
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Four mega-yachts, worth millions, went up in flames early Saturday morning in Grove Harbour Marina in Coconut Grove, and fire officials are investigating whether foul play is involved.

Two people were seen fleeing the scene about 6:30 a.m., when the first yacht, a 65-footer, began burning in slip one, according to Lt. Ignatius Carroll, spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue. It's not clear, however, whether the two people were part of the yacht's crew, simply running from the flames, Carroll said.

The blaze then continued to consume neighboring yachts, one larger than the next. A 72-footer, moored in slip one, began burning, and as firefighters continued to douse those two boats, a third vessel also began to catch fire. As a fourth yacht, an 88-footer owned by a coffee-company magnate, started to smoke. A tow boat came to its rescue, pulling it out into the harbor, Carroll said.

About 40 firefighters battled the blazes before they were brought under control about 9 a.m. One person who was on the first yacht was transported to a local hospital with burns, but they were not serious, Carroll said. The other vessels were not occupied.

Miami-Dade firefighters also responded from Haulover, Carroll said.

"We're looking at people, questioning several, but there's no telling what direction to go as far as the fire yet,'' said Carroll, adding that there were cameras on the docks which are being reviewed.
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That's heavy stuff. Hope all works out for the owners, as well as Alan and his crew at Grove.
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Any of the anarchists occupy animals around???
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Saw it on the news, what a mess
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i decided to stay home and do some work saturday morning instead of going to work on the boat, guess i made the right choice! Hope it turns out ok for everyone involved.
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That SUCKS!!!

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http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Pricey-...135787738.html

Hmmm, the one that started it was for sale

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That sucks for anyone who has a boat there (soot must be everywhere). The fire would have been much worse if it wasn't along the seawall (no boat to the west side, ff can attack it from land).
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That sucks for anyone who has a boat there (soot must be everywhere). The fire would have been much worse if it wasn't along the seawall (no boat to the west side, ff can attack it from land).
That blue boat is (was) bad azz....I assume that's the 85 footer owned by some coffee giant.
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wow that was a blaze
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What a mess, it looks like the one that got towed away was burning pretty good also from the video.
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