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Bellevue, Washington – Fishing Boat on Fire at Lummi View Drive

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Posted on July 4, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (July 2, 2019) – A family boat was cause for alarm after the vessel burst into flames while being removed from the water. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries in the incident. The boat  was said to be significantly damaged in the event.

Firefighting crews responded to the scene at the 250o block of Lummi View Drive around 12 p.m. According to the first report, there was an explosion. By the time of their arrival, the boat was said to be well-involved in flames. An extended fuel leak also presented difficulties. The Lummi Police Department is said to be looking into possible ramifications from said fuel leak.

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.