A dramatic moment was captured on video when a lightning bolt directly hit a sailboat at the Boston Harbor at Columbia Yacht Club. No one was hurt.
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Two yachts worth up to $ 24 million were destroyed in flames in South Florida early Saturday, authorities say.
About 100 firefighters fight the blaze for about four hours at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, but the two vessels were lost in the fire, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said.
One of the yachts, a 161-meter ship named Lohengrin, is valued at $ 12 million to $ 16 million.
The fire started in one of the vessels, then the winds spread it into the other, said Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Golan. local newsletters. One of the yachts was undergoing renovation, he added.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue tweets photos of the scene on Sunday showing the scorched yachts, crews extinguish hot spots and remove skeletons from the structure.
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Golan said investigators were looking for reports of witnesses of explosions. The investigation and rescue should begin after hot spots have been introduced, fire rescuers said.
Contributed by: Associated Press. Follow Ryan Miller on USA TODAY on Twitter @RyanW_Miller
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