On Sunday, there were quite a few questions posted on Facebook about the dark smoke coming that seemed to be coming from Crab Island, and what was causing it. Turns out, a boat caught fire!
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, a power boat caught fire on the south side of Choctawhatchee Bay around 3pm.
Destin Fire Boat 9 is on the scene of a power boat fire on the south side of Choctawhatchee Bay. Fish & Wildlife Commission has been notified to investigate. No injuries reported.
Niceville Fire and the Coast Guard assisted Destin Boat 9
Niceville Fire boat 21 and Coast Guard's 29 foot assist Destin Boat 9 with boat fire on south side of Choctawhatchee Bay. Videos by OCSO Marine Unit Andy Wagner and Pics by Marine Unit Kyle Corbitt.
Posted by Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, August 27, 2017
The fire was put out and there were no reports of injuries.