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April 27, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Fire destroys luxury tour boat at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal early today

Seattle firefighters had to take a defensive stand as a luxury tour boat burned at Fishermen's Terminal Friday morning. (Photo / Seattle Fire Department)

The Associated Press

The Seattle Fire Department says a cruise yacht that burned early Friday will likely smolder through the day.

Spokesman Kyle Moore says firefighters remain on the scene to watch for flare-ups.

No one was injured when flames erupted about 1 a.m. on the Safari Spirit at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, but the owner and an engineer had to escape by climbing down mooring lines.

The vice president for the company that operates the cruise and charter yacht, Tim Jacox of InnerSea Discoveries, says the 105-foot boat is a total loss. The damage is likely to total in the millions of dollars.

Seattle firefighters poured water and foam on the fire from the dock and a fire boat. A Seattle police boat also sprayed water and moved other boats to safety.

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