An explosion and fire on a 30 foot long cabin cruiser tied to a fuel dock at the Westlake Avenue marina in Seattle injured one person, sending them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Another person was also injured but did not have to be hospitalized.
According to a report in The Seattle Times, the explosion occurred late Saturday morning as the Uniflite boat, was docked at Morrison’s North Start Marine Fuel on Lake Union’s west shore. After the explosion, people at the fuel dock quickly chopped the line and pushed the boat away from the dock. The boat drifted into another boat which sustained some damage.
It is unclear whether the people that were injured were on the boat or on the dock. The boat had fire damage to its deck and cabin area. Harbor police have towed it to a police facility.