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Bellevue, Washington – One Burned in Boat Fire

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Posted on April 25, 2019

Bellevue, Washington (April 25, 2019) – A person was burned while trying to put out the fire on a forty-foot boat on his own. However, his injuries were reported to not be serious. Multiple people called 911 after an explosion and then fire appearing on a moored boat. Bellevue firefighters were dispatched to the scene at the 5400 block of Pleasure Point Lane shortly after midnight Thursday, and found the boat engulfed in flames. The Mercer Island Marine Patrol and police from Bellevue and Seattle assisted in the operation. The boat was a total loss after the accident and was sunk in six feet of water. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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.