PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- A dog was killed in a boat fire Thursday in the Intracoastal Waterway in Clearwater.
Officials say the boat was owned by William Campbell, and Oscar Lozada lived on the vessel. The dog that was killed also lived on the boat.
Clearwater Fire Rescue said that the boat caught fire then broke free from its slip in a post on Twitter.
Clearwater Fire & Rescue are currently on scene of a boat on fire that has broken free from it's slip pic.twitter.com/0k7JVCgRC6— @clearwaterfire (@clearwaterfire) March 2, 2017
CFR was assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
The fire scorched the dock but did not cause any injuries.
This is the dock where the boat was tied when it caught fire. Then it broke loose and began floating while on flames. Dock is on East Shore. pic.twitter.com/SbNzAtaPUt— @clearwaterfire (@clearwaterfire) March 2, 2017
The boat was towed closer to land so firefighters could fully extinguish the hot spots.
The boat has been hauled back to shore and crews are still working the hot spots. pic.twitter.com/SCsVK7TiUh— @clearwaterfire (@clearwaterfire) March 2, 2017
CFR has not released details on what caused the fire.
The fire remains under investigation.
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