Small boat destroyed in Sequim fire

An engine fire destroyed a 16-foot boat and damaged part of a dock at John Wayne Marina on Saturday morning, July 4.

Dan Orr, Assistant Chief for Clallam County Fire District No. 3, said firefighters got the call at 9:04 a.m. and fought the blaze for 2-and-a-half hours.

No one was hurt.

Orr said the boat, a fiberglass recreational vessel, was a total loss, while about $20,000 worth of damage was done to a dock.

He said he didn’t know if the boat owner was a local resident.

Orr said the engine of the boat caught fire after the owner started it up. Fortunately, Orr said, the owner pulled the boat back up the ramp so it didn’t sink and block the ramp.

Firefighters put out buoys to contain oil and gas leaking from the vessel.

In addition to Fire District No. 3, the U.S. Coast Guard and an ambulance responded.