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Fire hits Everglades facility in Florida

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No one was injured after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the Everglades Boats manufacturing facility in Edgewater, Fla.

The fire, which occurred in the research-and-development portion of the manufacturing plant, was believed to have started when an overhead factory light burst and showered sparks over a curtain separating work sections, the company said in a release.

Materials, tools and the facility sustained damage. The company was closed at the time the fire broke out.

Official damage estimates were not immediately available.

"We were blessed to have such a quick response from the local authorities and, based on our initial visual inspections, our current production rate will continue unhindered," company president Stephen Dougherty said in a statement.

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