Massive Haiti-Bound Cargo Ship Smolders In Miami

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) - A massive cargo ship that caught fire over the
weekend is smoldering in Miami.
The 200-foot freighter caught fire on the Miami River as it was
carrying cars, mattresses and bicycles to Haiti.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman said Tuesday that about 60
firefighters are still working to control the embers. Extinguishing
the remnants has been difficult because the ship was packed with
goods.
The spokesman says the ship had started to tilt but was being
secured with tugboats and lines. Crews say they expect it to
reignite as they keep working.
More than 100 firefighters spent three hours Saturday night
putting out the fire and it briefly rekindled Monday. Investigators
don't know the cause.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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