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Several fire districts dispatched to fire at West Bay Marina

Crews from several fire districts responded to a boat fire at West Bay Marina Monday afternoon.

The call came in at 2:40 pm, with first Olympia Fire Department units seeing a plume of smoke well before arrival at 2100 West Bay Dr. NW. The first fire unit arrived at 2:45 and reported a working fire on the dock with possibly multiple boats involved, according to a news release.

The first engine crew began extinguishing the fire. Due the potential for spread, a second alarm was called to bring more equipment and personnel to the scene.

The fire, which involved a single boat, was knocked down while boats from the Olympia Harbor Patrol, Port of Olympia and the marina moved adjoining boats to safety. The boat did not sink, but was burned down to the deck line, several feet above the waterline.

One person on a nearby boat was treated by paramedics and transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital with non-specific complaints.

Olympia Fire Department responded with four engines, one ladder truck, two medic units, and a command unit. The call for a second alarm brought units from Fire Districts 3, 6, 9, 13 and City of Tumwater. There were no injuries to firefighters.

The State of Washington Department of Natural Resources and Department of Ecology also responded to assure that the environment was being protected. Little or no fuel was released and the marina staff quickly used booms to prevent anything from the boat floating away.

The restaurant at West Bay Marina, Tug Boat Annie’s, remained open throughout the event.

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