Wash. marina fire injures 2 people, damages boats

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters say a boat fire on Puget Sound that injured two people spread from one fiberglass hull to another until 12 vessels were destroyed or damaged.

South King Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Gordie Olson says a 28-year-old woman and a man in his 30s were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Sunday night with second- and third-degree burns to their upper bodies.

They were working in the bottom of a boat at the city of Des Moines marina, about 15 miles south of Seattle, when a flash fire erupted.

Olson says flames spread under the marina dock cover.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and there’s no dollar estimate yet of the damage. The vessels were sailboats and power boats 20 to 30 feet long.

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