MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A boat owner is blaming mother nature for a fire that ripped through a boat at Bay Point.READ MORE: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
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: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
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: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Investigators, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, are trying to confirm the fire’s cause.