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Boat fire around Edison bridge, 49-year-old male and a 14-year-old female were both uninjured – Police say

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Police has refered to a boat accident which happened around Edison bridge on Tuesday morning as an Arson.

 

Reports gathered say the Cape Coral Fired Department and several other agencies where seen battling a boat fire between Edison Bridge and US 41 bridge on the Caloosahatchee River

A  call for assistance where put through in about 6:20 am.

Officials say a man living on his boat tried lighting his derelict boat on fire and ended up burning two boats.

FWC says 49-year-old male and a 14-year-old female were both uninjured.

A man is in custody.

Hazmat is on scene due to concerns about fuel in the water.

There are traffic delays from the smoke.

Officials have confirmed they are investigating it as Arson.

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