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Fire on two boats on the Caloosahatchee River damages both; no injury reported

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the Lee County Sheriff’s Office alerted…

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A fire on two boats tied together on the Caloosahatchee River Tuesday damaged both vessels.

A fire on two boats tied together on the Caloosahatchee River near Edison Bridge in Fort Myers Tuesday morning damaged both vessels.

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A fire on two boats tied together on the Caloosahatchee River Tuesday morning caused damage to both vessels.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported the Lee County Sheriff’s Office alerted the agency of the fire shortly after 6 a.m.

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Agencies responding including the FWC, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Fire Department, Fort Myers Fire Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, and Fort Myers Police Department.

The incident involved a 50-foot sailing vessel and a smaller cabin cruiser that appeared to be tied together and fully engulfed. The FWC said occupants on the boats, a 49-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, were uninjured. 

The FWC will be the lead agency in the investigation and the Lee County Fire Marshall will conduct a concurrent investigation into the cause of the fire. 

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