MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A boat owner is blaming mother nature for a fire that ripped through a boat at Bay Point.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town: Fort Lauderdale's Broad Shoulders Sandwiches Sure To Satisfy The Hungriest Of Customers
It happened Thursday, July 21st, near 42nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami Fire Rescue arrived to find the 39-foot boat engulfed in flames. Thick smoke could be seen from several blocks away.READ MORE: Heavy Rain Likely Caused Partial Roof Collapse At Miami Coin Laundry
The owner said she saw a lightning bolt strike the boat.
Crews were able to put out the fire after about a half an hour.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Commission Delays Vote On Controversial Development Proposal Near Homestead, Cutler Bay
Investigators, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, are trying to confirm the fire’s cause.