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Seattle, Washington – South Lake Union Boats Caught on Fire

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Posted on May 20, 2019

Seattle, Washington (May 17, 2019) – Three vessels and an adjacent pier were damaged by a fire that happened on Friday morning. Fortunately there have been no reports of injuries from the incident.

The fire first broke out on a cruise ship tender and spread to two other vessels. No one was on the tender when the fire started.  At least one of the boats were totaled in the fire. People in a nearby office building were also evacuated due to the smoke and flames. The cause is under investigation, but the fire appears to be accidental.

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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