Small boat fire snuffed by boat crews nearby


BOAT FIRE IN MARINA – The aft cabin of a boat in J-Dock at La Conner Marina caught fire March 2 around 12:10 p.m. Crews from La Conner Maritime Services and Munson Boats quickly extinguished the fire. – Photo courtesy of Joe Franett

Even the smallest of fires have the potential to stir up some trouble.

A La Conner Maritime Service crew member noticed smoke coming from a sailboat at the end of J-dock in the La Conner Marina about 12:10 p.m. last Wednesday, March 2. He alerted Project Manager Joe Franett via radio to call the marina and 911.

As other crew members alerted each other of flames coming from the boat’s aft cabin, Franett grabbed a fire extinguisher and launched a skiff with two other staff. They arrived on scene the same time as Munson Boats employees.

According to Franett, a Munson crew member began sprayi...

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