1 killed in Seattle boathouse fire

One person was killed in a fire that ripped through three boats and a boathouse Tuesday afternoon in South Seattle.

Firefighters were called around 1:30 p.m. to a boathouse on 1st Ave. near SR 99 and W. Marginal Way.

Video from a nearby traffic camera showed smoke billowing into the sky. Crews appeared to have knocked down the fire just before 2:00 p.m.

Crews later found a body inside the cabin of one of the boats. The medical examiner's office was called to the scene and will handle identifying the person and their cause of death.

The fire marshal determined that the fire's cause was accidental. The boat had been occupied by an elderly man for the last ten years, according to a Seattle Police Department incident report.