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Boat sinks, 2 others damaged in blaze at Shilshole Marina

Seattle fire crews battled a blaze on two 40-foot boats early Saturday at Shilshole Bay Marina. (Photo: Seattle Fire Department)

SEATTLE - Flames and panic filled the air Saturday morning after a large fire erupted at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle.

Officials say the three boats burst into flames just after 12 a.m. Two of the boats were damaged and a third boat sank.

The boats were at the M Dock, the Seattle Fire Department said. Ground units extinguished the flames quickly.

The Coast Guard says 150 gallons gas were on board when the ship sank. They say at least one fuel tank was recovered Saturday.

Officials with the Washington State Department of Ecology say 85 gallons of gas were removed from the Marina Saturday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.

Divers Saturday night used giant air bags underwater to help recover the sunken ship from the water.

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Department of Ecology are assisting with clean-up efforts.


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