Two injured after explosion near Ballard Locks

By Steve Smalley and Sara Willy, MagnoliaVoice

Two welders were severely burned in a fuel tank explosion Sunday morning in Magnolia, just across from the Ballard Locks.

Fire crews rushed to the scene at about 11:30 a.m., and upon arrival found the fire had been extinguished by two other dry dock workers. Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department said the employees used dry chemical fire extinguishers to put out the flames. The two had been working on a dry-docked 46-foot metal dredging boat when two nearby 80-gallon fuel tanks caught fire and exploded. Moore said the force of the explosion was enough to propel one of the tanks over a fence, and completely destroy the other tank.

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