Boat Fire in Lake Forest Park

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched at 8:23 a.m. on Wednesday May 30, to a fire on a trailered boat in the 15000 block of 37th Ave. NE. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a large black column of smoke and flames coming from the boat located approximately 30 feet from an apartment building. Quick actions by the responding firefighters limited damage to the boat and prevented the fire from causing damage to any nearby property.

Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

The boat owner had been working on the boat, a 1988, 24-foot Bayliner Trophy, approximately 30 minutes before the fire was noticed by a nearby maintenance worker.  Multiple 911 calls were made by people driving on NE Bothell Way – who saw the large black plume of smoke.

Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.  Damages to the boat, which is considered a total loss, are estimated at $16,000.  The Northshore Fire Investigator, Jeff LaFlam, determined the cause to be accidental in nature and it was most likely due to a problem related the wiring on the boat.


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