The Intracoastal Waterway Is Shut Down As A Result

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Two people are in the hospital after a massive boat fire in Fort Lauderdale, which caused the Intracoastal Waterway to shut down.

Images showed the 60-foot fishing boat consumed by flames.

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The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Sunday behind Shooters Waterfront Restaurant, located just south of Oakland Park Blvd.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire. (Courtesy of Armen Realty)

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According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, seven adults, two children and a dog were rescued.

One adult female and a 7-year-old suffered minor injuries.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.