Boat destroyed by fire off Pompano Beach

Smoke could be seen in Palm Beach County

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Authorities are investigating a large fire that destroyed a boat Sunday off of Pompano Beach.

Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale responded to the scene about a mile-and-a-half from the Hillsboro Inlet.

A company spokesman said a 36-foot Sea Ray vessel caught fire with a man and woman on board.

The woman appeared to suffer a burn to her leg and was hospitalized.

Residents from Palm Beach County to Fort Lauderdale reported seeing black smoke from the fire.

Fire officials said the boat burned to the waterline.

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