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Good Samaritan rescues 8 from boat fire near Titusville

4 taken to hospital, officials say

A boat catches fire near Titusville.

TITUSVILLE – Four people were hospitalized after a boat caught fire Sunday near Titusville, according to fire officials.

The fire was reported around 5 p.m.

Eight people aboard the boat were rescued by a good Samaritan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The boat eventually sunk into the water.

It’s not known what caused the fire.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel also responded to the fire.