Owner Jumps In Lake, Tows Burning Boat Away From Bellevue Marina

 Wednesday, August 3, 2011


The owner of a 42-foot boat that caught fire at a Bellevue marina jumped into Lake Washington and towed the burning boat away as he swam so that other vessels wouldn’t catch fire, a witness said. According to the Bellevue Fire Department, the boat was docked at the Newport Shores Marina when it caught fire around 10:20 p.m. KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Dubois lives nearby and said family members heard an explosion and then saw the boat catch fire. Dubois’ father shot home video of the fire.