Firefighters quickly knock down house boat fire by Ballard Fred Meyer

Update, May 7

The Seattle Fire Investigator determined the cause of the house boat fire at 1115 NW 45th St was overheated electrical. It resulted in $2,000-worth of damage.

Original, May 6

Firefighters were able to quickly take care of a house boat fire by the Ballard Fred Meyer earlier this afternoon, according to Seattle Fire Department Spokesman Kyle Moore.

SFD received a call at 1:10 p.m. When they got there, at 1:14 p.m., the house had heavy smoke and flames coming from it. But firefighters were able to respond quickly, knocking it down by 1:20 p.m.

No one was on board the boat when SFD got there and therefore there were no injuries. Currently a fire investigator is determining the cause and damage. We will provide an update when we hear more.

Zachariah Bryan can be reached at zachb@robinsonnews.com

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