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Fire Destroys 6 Boats at Port Orchard Yacht Club

March 21, 2016

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Puget Sound Incident Management Division

 Six boats and 10 housing sheds were destroyed by a fierce fire early Sunday morning at the Port Orchard Yacht Club.

 
South Kitsap Fire officials say the fire broke out around 3 a.m. at the yacht club on Bay Street. 
 
"We were asleep and our friends called us up and said do you realize there is a fire on b dock," said Barbara Letson, who has a house boat.
 
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and South Kitsap Fire & Rescue are mopping up any pollution resulting from an early morning fire at Port Orchard Yacht Club.
 
Luckily no one was hurt in the fire, officials said.
 
Coast Guard’s incident management team was on site shortly after the blaze was called in. The team began an assessment of the damage and of any potential hazards in the water.
 
Crews estimate there was about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel on the 6 boats that were destroyed, but it's unclear how much of it has spilled. Officials say it might take up to a week to clean up.
 
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