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Sailboat fire quickly extinguished at Shilshole

Posted by Geeky Swedes on February 27th, 2011

A large response of firefighters rushed to a sailboat fire at Shilshole Marina just before noon. The fire was contained to a single sailboat — it started in the engine compartment — and firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly.

My Ballard reader David sent us this photo of fire crews responding to the I dock. As is customary, dispatchers send a huge group of firefighters to boat fires in marinas, as flames can quickly spread to other boats. In this case, 6 engines were among the dispatch, as well as a fire boat and the Coast Guard. For more details on the dispatch, the My Ballard forum covered it here as it happened. (Thanks David and Silver!)

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6 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 RedCarpetWonder // Feb 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You meant engine “compartment”, not engine “department”, right?

  • 2 Malia // Feb 28, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for this timely news! Marine fires can be so terrible. Glad everyone is ok.

  • 3 seatards // Feb 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    RCW} It says engine compartment not engine dept another seatard fail to read the actual print

  • 4 RedCarpetWonder // Feb 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The Swedes corrected the error. It definitely said “department”.

    Have a good morning, setard. You’re going to need it.

  • 5 Cat-Country // Feb 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    The rich can ride again.

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