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Lightning strike sparks boat fire at Fort Pierce City Marina

Boat suffered significant damage, but no one was hurt, officials say
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Posted at 12:06 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 12:06:18-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Investigators say a fire that badly damaged a boat at the Fort Pierce City Marina on Thursday was caused by a lightning strike.

According to the St. Lucie County Fire District, crews responded to the marina around 2:30 p.m. and found the boat on fire.

Photos from the scene show parts of the large vessel blackened and charred, and significant damage to the bridge and front end of the boat.

A spokesperson for the fire district said the fire was caused by a lightning strike, and no one was hurt.