• House boat burns, capsizes on St. John's River in Sanford

    By: Kevin Williams


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Fire crews in Seminole County responded to a burning house boat on the St. John’s River early Thursday morning.

    The burning boat that was docked at the Boat Tree Marina in Sanford, not far from U.S. 17-92 and the Otters On The River restaurant.

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    Aerial video shows Seminole County firefighters working from the dock and from a nearby boat to contain the flames. The boat capsized around 7 a.m.

    No injuries were reported.

    The Seminole County Sheriff's Office, which assisted during the fire, said no one was on the the boat and they are not aware of anything suspicious that may have led to the fire.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will handle the investigation.

    Stay with WFTV.com and Eyewitness News as we work to learn more information.


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