3-alarm fire burns fishing vessel on Ship Canal

Posted on September 12th, 2010 by Editor


A 100-foot vessel from the early seasons of the TV show Deadliest Catch burned for more than an hour along the Ship Canal early this morning.

Nearly 100 firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze at a dock along the Queen Anne side, both from the dock and on the water. When fire crews arrived, they discovered the Arctic Dawn engulfed in flames, sending a huge column of smoke across the water into Ballard. The only person on the boat, an engineer, escaped the flames unharmed. There were no reported injuries.

My Ballard, which covered the fire, has more on the story here.


  • Is it still on fire? The 911 page is showing dispatches there until 8:30 this morning.

  • Is it still on fire? The 911 page is showing dispatches there until 8:30 this morning.

  • Silver

    Wendy – the fire department is probably still working on what they call “overhaul,” which, as I understand it, means pulling apart things that may be hiding hot spots and generally making sure that the fire is completely out.

    I’m sure there is also an investigation going on.

  • Silver

    Wendy – the fire department is probably still working on what they call “overhaul,” which, as I understand it, means pulling apart things that may be hiding hot spots and generally making sure that the fire is completely out.

    I’m sure there is also an investigation going on.