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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Lake Union boat fire brings 90 firefighters to scene

A boat fire Wednesday night at a Lake Union marina was caused by an electrical or mechanical failure in the engine compartment, Seattle fire officials said.

No one was injured.

At 7:13 p.m., 911 calls reported smoke pouring from a boat under a covered moorage in the 2400 block of Westlake Avenue North. Crews found heavy black smoke coming from the back engine compartment. The Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol Unit poured water from the Lake Union side while firefighters took on the fire from land, according to the fire department.

Within 15 minutes, the fire was under control and it was extinguished within 45 minutes.

Ninety firefighters responded to the fire.

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