LANTANA — For the second time in two days, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue extinguished a boat fire near the Loggerhead Marina in Lantana.
About 3:15 p.m. Monday, the agency responded to a yacht fire in the 800 block of East Windward Way near the Intracoastal. Crews found a 40-foot yacht fully involved in the middle of the dock in a slip.
The smoke alarms on the boat woke two people on board and they were able to escape and they were taken to transported to area hospitals, PBCFR wrote in an inquiry from WPTV.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Black smoke could be seen from several miles away along Interstate 95.
Joe Mather of Boynton Beach provided video of the fire to WPTV and WPTV photojournalist Matthew Kauerauf, was on the scene.
At about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a sailboat fire along Federal Highway near the Loggerhead Marina.
They encountered a sailboat on the last slip at the end of the dock with the front hatch and back hatch on fire. Crews got water out to the end to contain it, and put the fire out so it could not spread to nearby boat slip