Monday, November 25, 2013

Electrical failure sparks boat fire in the Thea Foss

Incident Date:  11/24/13
Issuing Officer:  BC Jim Zuluaga & Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  821 Dock Street
Incident Type:  Boat Fire

Narrative:  At 8:36 PM, Firefighters from station 1,2,4,9 and 14 responded to the Thea Foss Waterway for a reported boat fire.

The first arriving company found a fully involved fire in the cabin area of a 39' flying bridge cabin cruiser. Crews made a quick attack to knock the fire down and were able to contain the fire to the boat of origin. There were no injuries to report and one occupant was displaced in the incident.

The cause of the fire was an electrical failure in the connection to shore power ignited combustible paneling on the boat. The fire resulted in an estimated $78,000 damage to the vessel and its contents.