More Than 500 Evacuated in Cruise Ship Fire Near Puerto Rico

August 17, 2016 2:08 PM

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More than 500 passengers were being evacuated on Wednesday from a cruise ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico's north coast.

The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy as the U.S. Coast Guard prepared a mass-rescue craft to bring passengers safely to the San Juan harbor.

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