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Yacht belonging to Marc Anthony engulfed in flames in Florida marina

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On Wednesday evening, the Miami Fire-Rescue Department responded to a fire that engulfed a 120-foot yacht at Watson Island in the South Florida city.

The luxury vessel belonged to six-time Latin Grammy Award winner Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muñiz), according to Floridian news outlet, 7 News Miami.

Docked at the Island Gardens Marina, the mysterious fire erupted at around 7:30 p.m. (ET). It was maintained within only two hours by two teams of firefighters, as confirmed in an official tweet from the fire service workers.

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While several crew members were supposedly aboard the vessel, they safely escaped the blaze with no reported injuries.

No other boats were damaged in the process, according to reports.

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The cause of the massive fire currently remains under investigation and the 51-year-old musician’s boat, the Andiamo, has since been written off as a complete loss.

It was valued upwards of US$7 million, according to ET Canada.

A representative of Anthony confirmed to Global News that he was not on board the yacht and is safe.

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The musician himself has not publicly commented on the matter.

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca
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