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Coast Guard responds to boat on fire near Merritt Island

Boat on Indian River in Brevard

The scene of the boat on fire near Merritt Island.
The scene of the boat on fire near Merritt Island. (Chris Bonanno, FLORIDA TODAY)

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – The Coast Guard is responding to the scene of a boat on fire in the Indian River Lagoon near the Merritt Island Causeway.

Steve Trapp, a witness from Merritt Island, said he saw smoke just after 1 p.m.

"It was blazing when I came across the bridge," he said.

Local 6 News partner Florida Today reports smoke from the fire can be seen from as far away as Cocoa Beach.

Cocoa Police said the boat hit a power line near Lee Wenner Park in Cocoa Village. There were no injuries to the people on board the boat.