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Boat catches fire near Gandy Bridge, boater swims to safety

A viewer captured video of the boat on fire.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- One person was able to make it off a burning boat in Pinellas County Saturday.

The boat caught fire just off the Gandy Bridge. According to the FWC, the only person on the boat swam to safety.

At this time, the cause of the fire isn’t known. The FWC is investigating.

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