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More than 500 evacuated in cruise ship fire near Puerto Rico

  • Smokes spills from the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Smokes spills from the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smokes spills from the the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Smokes spills from the the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pedestrians make photos with their smart phones of smoke spilling from the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

    Pedestrians make photos with their smart phones of smoke spilling from the cruise ship Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Puerto Rico say more than 500 passengers have been evacuated after a small fire erupted on a cruise ship that runs between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Police say smoke was spotted on Wednesday aboard the Caribbean Fantasy as it traveled near Puerto Rico's north coast. Police officer Aurelis Colon said in a phone interview that the ship has since docked safely in Puerto Rico.