South Lake Union

No injuries in South Lake Union boat fire

No injuries in South Lake Union boat fire
Photo courtesy of Seattle Fire Department
SEATTLE -- Investigators say an electrical problem is to blame for a Wednesday night fire aboard a boat moored at South Lake Union.

Fire boats rushed to the 37-foot vessel just after 7:15 p.m. and found the boat in flames.

Seattle fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, but say if the flames had reached the covered moorage above the boat, the entire block of boats would have been in danger.

Seattle fire officials say the fire was likely caused by an accidental electrical problem in the boat's engine compartment.

No one was hurt in the fire, and it's unclear what it will cost to repair the damaged boat.