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Houseboat destroyed by fire in Bokeelia

Posted: 8:12 AM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 08:29:06-05
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BOKEELIA, Fla. -- Fire crews responded to a boat fire Friday morning that left a houseboat totally destroyed.

The calls came in just before 7 a.m. from Jug Creek in the area near Porto Bello Street in the community of Bokeelia, on the north end of Pine Island.

Neighbors tell Fox 4 that they heard two explosions during the fire, which burned the boat down to the waterline. They said a man named Kevin lived about the boat, and they hope he got out safely.

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Boat fire in Bokeelia on January 18, 2019.

Another smaller boat also appears to have burned nearby.

More updates to come in this developing story.