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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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May 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Superyacht VAVA II docked in Lake Union

The 96-meter superyacht VAVA II, owned by billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife, former Miss UK Kirsty Roper, is in West Lake Union this afternoon. The yacht is the 33rd-largest in the world. It reportedly cost $160 million and is the largest privately owned yacht to be built in the United Kingdom. The yacht’s features include…

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August 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Medics resuscitate man pulled from Lake Union

A man thought to be in his 50s was pulled from Lake Union Saturday night and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The man had been swimming off a boat when he disappeared from view, Moore said. Some time later he came to the water’s surface, face-down….

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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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May 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Chemical spill averted in Lake Union warehouse fire

The blue skies over Seattle were marred by dark smoke from a fire that broke out around 2:15 this afternoon in a warehouse at 1443 North Northlake Way. Firefighters were at first concerned about the possibility of a toxic spill when they found containers of nickel cobalt, a green, acidic material used in metal plating. Nothing got…

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March 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Fundraising campaign launched for July 4 fireworks show at Lake Union

The organizers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Union have launched a fundraising campaign for this year’s celebration. Seattle-based One Reel has struggled to raise funds for the Family Fourth at Lake Union show for years. This year, major sponsors include Starbucks, King-5 TV, seattlepi.com, Talking Rain, the Seattle Weekly and local radio stations:…

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November 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Police shoot gunman outside Lake Union nightclub

By Staff Reporter Tan Vinh Seattle police shot and wounded a man they say had fired into a crowded Lake Union nightclub parking lot Sunday morning. He was wounded, police said, after he pointed a gun at the detectives. Near the scene, a 26-year-old man flagged down police. He said he had been shot in the parking lot. It’s unclear…

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November 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Sunday Memo: Lake Union shooting … Seattle mayor’s race (already) … Seahawks

Good morning. Travel across Snoqualmie Pass is looking good and the Seahawks play this morning. A nice way to ease out of Thanksgiving weekend. Weather: Look outside this morning, and you won’t see much. Fog has coated the area, but sun is expected to break through soon. Highs in the 40s. Here’s the forecast. Shooting overnight outside Lake Union nightclub:…

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