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Bellevue, Washington – Boat Catches On Fire

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Posted on June 2, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (June 1, 2019) – A boat caught on fire while docked at a marina at the 3900 block of 118th Avenue Southeast. No one was on the boat when it caught fire, and there have been no reported injuries among the responding firefighters. The boat itself sustained significant fire damage, while a neighboring boat received minor heat damage.

The marina personnel and Mercer Island police began the efforts to extinguish the fire, and the responding firefighters finished the work. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

About Vehicle Fire

While the vehicle in this instance is not on land, it should be noted that any vehicle fires can be cause for alarm and can present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the vehicle when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.

To minimize the risk of vehicle fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of vehicle fires, it does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a it happens happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes, owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. For cars, there are some common causes for fire. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.

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