UPDATE: About the fire response off West Seattle

(Added: Photo by Carolyn Newman – firefighters aboard fireboat Leschi, off Seacrest)

7:16 AM: Seattle Fire was sending a big land-and-sea response to a possible tugboat fire off Seacrest but has just canceled the land response – the fire is believed to be out – a fireboat will continue heading that way.

7:23 AM: Per scanner, the tugboat, identified as the Westrac, is actually on the Duwamish River, “near Ash Grove Cement.” (MarineTraffic.com verifies that as well.)

10:24 AM: Once this was all sorted out, it was a shore fire handled BY the tugboat, as explained in comments. (We are also following up with SFD.)

10:41 AM: SFD adds, “The fire boat remained on scene to confirm the location and situation. They found evidence of a small rubbish fire that had occurred on a metal barge.”

2 Replies to "UPDATE: About the fire response off West Seattle"

  • russell shrewsbury July 3, 2017 (9:20 am)

    The Westrac was responding to a Fire they observed at Terminal 107 set by a homeless person living illegially in the pump shack on the property. The crew of the tug was first on scene and put out the fire for the city.

    • WSB July 3, 2017 (10:15 am)


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