MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A massive yacht fire near the MacArthur Causeway has been a challenge for firefighters at the scene.
The blaze broke out Wednesday night just off the west end of Watson Island.READ MORE: Building Inspector Reviewed Measures Taken By Coral Gables Condo Deemed Unsafe, Residents Don't Have To Evacuate
“When crews arrived there was heavy smoke, a lot of flames on this yacht,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.
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The flames were clearly visible from Downtown Miami as smoke filled the sky over the Island Gardens Marina.READ MORE: MacArthur Causeway Temporarily Shut Down After Reports Of A Possible Shooting
The relatively new marina is part of the long delayed development of Watson Island.
With city of Miami and Miami-Dade fire boats deployed, the fire was fought from dockside and from the water.
A total of 40 firefighters kept water on the smoldering 120-foot yacht that was listing to its side.
They worked primarily in a defensive mode, containing the fire while protecting a number of other yachts moored nearby.MORE NEWS: Surfside Condo Collapse Victims, Families Honored At Memorial Concert
There were no reported injuries.