Boat fire creates plume of smoke near St. Pete Beach

Crews put out a boat fire on Boca Ciega Bay, near St. Pete Beach, Wednesday.

A large plume of smoke could be seen coming from the southwest coast of Pinellas County.

The view from SkyFOX showed a large plume of black smoke coming from the fire. A closer look showed flames had overtaken the vessel.

Two people on the boat were reported to have made it off safely.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.