Topic: boat fire
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October 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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 caught on fire Sunday morning.
Two Coast Guard rescue helicopters and two C-130 Hercules aircraft were launched, and the cutter Waesche was diverted to the Western Venture, about 70 miles west of Adak.
The Aleutian Beauty responded to the Coast Guard’s call for assistance, and was the first to reach the Western Venture. All five men were rescued from a life raft. The Western Venture was last seen adrift and smoking from the fire on board.
July 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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.
July 5, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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 soon as we can on the fire that destroyed 14 boats at a North Lake Union boatyard last night. The fire is believed to have been started by fireworks. And sadly there is this, in a separate incident: a Seattle man may lose part of arm, leg after fireworks explosion.
Speaking of safety: If you hit the streams in a vessel, including an inner tube, without a life jacket, you could get another hit: an $87 fine. You get a warning the first time, however. We’ve already had a few drownings around here this season. Surprisingly, some people have fought the citations and won. KING5 had the story.
No Sounder service between Seattle and Everett this morning because a train derailed. We’ll have more information as we get it.
A new mascot to be chosen: The Redskins mascot at Port Townsend High School is going away after 87-years now that the school board has decide to get rid of the name. And an effort to come up with a new name has begun. That doesn’t mean the nearly 300 people who let the board know a couple of weeks ago that they aren’t happy with plans to change the name.
Politics by any other name would be called, well, politics …Mayor McGinn plays politics with street parking rates, critics say. Must be an election coming up.
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June 24, 2013 at 5:48 AM
A boat fire at a Des Moines marina injured two people and destroyed at least six vessels Sunday night, according to South King Fire and Rescue officials.
A 28-year-old woman and a man in his 30s suffered second and third-degree burns to their upper bodies after a flash fire erupted at about 10:15 p.m. on the boat where they were working, Assistant Chief Gordie Olson said. The woman was in serious condition Monday. No condition information was available for the man.
The fire spread quickly to other vessels, Olson said. At least six were destroyed and six others had minor damage. The covered dock had structural damage. Firefighters contained the fire within 30 minutes but remained at the scene until 4 a.m.
The cause is under investigation. Monday afternoon, investigators were trying to retrieve the sunken vessel where the fire originated.
May 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Rescuers pulled a man out of the water Tuesday night after he allegedly set his boat, docked at the Port of Everett Marina, on fire.
Police responded to a call about a suicidal man at the marina on the 1700 block of West Marine View Drive at about 8:20 p.m., said Aaron Snell, spokesman for the Everett Police Department. Fire officials said the man had set his boat on fire after a domestic dispute.
“There was an explosion on the boat,” said bystander Eric Rindal, who recorded video of the fire. Rindal said firework-like purple sparks popped out of the explosion.
After heavy smoke forced the man to jump into the water, rescuers pulled him out, according to Everett Fire Department Fire Marshal, Rick Robinson.
The man was sent to the Colby Campus of Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett in unknown condition.
Robinson said firefighters were able to put out the fire before it spread to nearby boats.
June 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Seattle fire investigators say a boat fire on Lake Union Saturday night was caused by cooking oil that ignited and spread through the cabin of the 40-foot vessel.
The owner, who lives aboard the craft, said the wake from a speeding boat caused the oil to spill from the pan she was using. The woman was not hurt, and is being assisted by the Red Cross. Damage is estimated at $250,000.
During the fire, the Seattle Harbor Patrol towed the boat from the marina where it was moored into the open lake to prevent the flames from spreading. Seattle Fireboat Engine One and firefighters on shore extinguished the blaze.
May 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM
The Associated Press
BREMERTON — A man was safely rescued from his burning boat Thursday morning in Agate Passage, between Bainbridge Island and the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula.
A passing boater came alongside for the man, but they were unable to save a dog aboard the 30-foot motorboat, says North Kitsap Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Michele Laboda.
Video from KIRO-TV showed the boat was totally involved in flames.
The Kitsap Sun reports a North Kitsap fire boat and Coast Guard boat extinguished the fire with foam and water.
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