Florida man airlifted with severe burns as MASSIVE fire destroys 75-foot yacht

Pictures of the yacht fire shared by Aventura Police Department showed thick black smoke and gigantic flames emanating from the vessel

Florida man airlifted with severe burns as MASSIVE fire destroys 75-foot yacht
A Florida man was hospitalized with severe burns after yacht caught fire (Aventura Police Department/Facebook)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA:  A Florida man was rescued and rushed to the hospital after getting severely burned in a yacht fire. A 75-foot yacht caught fire in Aventura which quickly caused panic among area residents. The cops from Aventura Police Department revealed that they responded to a scene of a large fire.
 
According to WSVN, the man was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center with severe burns. Reports claimed the 75-foot yacht caught fire just before 7:25 pm EDT on Friday, September 2. Aventura Police Department shared pictures of the yacht fire on Facebook. The images show thick black smoke and gigantic flames emanating from the vessel.
 
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Rescue team trying to put down the fire on a 75-foot yacht (WSVN)
Rescue team trying to put down the fire on a 75-foot yacht (WSVN)

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75-foot yacht fire injures Florida man with severe burns

According to the New York Post, the Florida fire had been contained by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Sharing a post on social media, they shared, “So far we have [one] person who was transported [and] is being treated for injuries. The Florida man injured in the yacht fire is yet to be identified. The publication shared that the condition of the injured man remained unknown. Also, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Shedding light on the 75-foot yacht catching fire, an area resident named Brian Morales stated, “It was pretty big. You could feel the heat. He added, “I was like, ‘What the hell is going on,’ and then I saw the smoke” adding, “and then we got pretty close with my daughter, and you can feel the heat from all the fire, and then, as time went on, it got bigger and bigger”, as reported by WSVN.

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‘We were afraid our building was going to be on fire’

Another area resident, Barbie Gregory shared, “We were afraid our building was going to be on fire.” Gregory continued, “My daughter, who’s in Tennessee, sends me a video and says, ‘Mom, what’s going on?’ It says there’s a big fire in Aventura.'”
 
The woman shared that she then began to record the fire on a video realizing it was burning just feet from her home. “So I see in social media, looking at pictures, and I recognized our apartment complex. Scared me to death”, said Gregory adding, “I started calling neighbors, trying to figure out what in the world was going on.”  According to reports, the fire did not spread to other vessels. On Saturday morning, September 3, the rescue team was seen putting clothes and paper into the marina to collect as much oil and fuel that had leaked from the boat.

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