Three boats caught fire at a Lake Washington marina late Sunday, temporarily stranding two people on a dock, the Seattle Fire Department said.

The fire, near the Rainier Yacht Club on Seward Park Avenue South, was reported around 9:45 p.m.

In addition to the three boats, an overhead marina structure, essentially a roof on stilts, was ablaze late Sunday, said Kristin Tinsley, a Fire Department spokesperson.

There were no reports of injuries, Tinsley said Sunday night.

One of the vessels reignited shortly after fire crews left from their overnight hot-spot vigil Monday morning, according to Tinsley. Fire crews returned and it was quickly contained, she said.

The two people on the dock Sunday were past the point of the fire and were “instructed to stay in place” until it was safer to come back to shore, Tinsley said.

The three boats were “pleasure craft” and pretty small, Tinsley said.


Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, the Fire Department reported it had “water on the fire.” At 11 p.m., the department said the fire was under control in about one hour.

The fire was blocking traffic on Seward Park Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Fisher Place, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. All lanes reopened overnight.

At least 11 engines and three ladder trucks responded, as well as fire boats from the Fire Department and Seattle police.