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July 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Anacortes boat fire: Chief expects total loss

The Associated Press ANACORTES — The fire chief in Anacortes says a 40-foot boat that caught fire in the Anacortes Marina is expected to be a total loss. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Fire Chief Richard Curtis said nearby boats were moved to a safe location. Officials said the boat was unoccupied when the fire started Monday. Firefighters attacked the…

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May 22, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Man suffers burns in Lake Union boat fire

Update 10:35 a.m.: A man who suffered second- and third-degree burns during a Lake Union boat fire this morning sparked a “flash fire” after using a wet/dry vacuum to clean up spilled fuel, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Fire spokesman Kyle Moore said that after suffering the burns and having his hair “singed off,” the boat owner dived into…

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April 2, 2014 at 3:26 PM

No injuries in tugboat fire at Fishermen’s Terminal

UPDATE, 10 p.m. | Investigators determined the tugboat fire was caused by an electrical issue with the storage room’s freezer, SFD said. Damage is estimated at $200,000. UPDATE, 7:36 p.m. | The fire was contained at 3:30 p.m., department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The fire broke out in a storage room and was put out…

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February 26, 2014 at 9:45 AM

All burned boats removed from La Conner marina

The Associated Press LA CONNER — All six boats that sank during the fire at the Shelter Bay Marina in La Conner have been pulled from the water. Ecology Department spokeswoman Lisa Copeland also says 600 gallons of diesel were removed from a seventh vessel that was destroyed in Friday’s fire but did not sink. The Skagit Valley…

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October 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

5 crewmen rescued from burning ship

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members have been rescued in the western Aleutians after their ship caught on fire. KMXT reports the five were picked up by a Good Samaritan vessel, the Seattle-based Aleutian Beauty. The crewmen are expected to arrive later Monday in Adak. The crewman were aboard the 59-foot Western Venture, which…

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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…

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July 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Friday Memo: Standoff in Seattle … No Sounder service … That boat fire

A man has barricaded himself  in the 100 block of Bellevue Avenue East on Capitol Hill this morning and Seattle police have called in a SWAT team and negotiators. Some streets have been blocked as police try to resolve the situation. Details to come. The dangers of fireworks: We’ll have an update as…

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