Heavy plume of smoke visible in Seattle after houseboats catch fire on Lake Union

Seattle fire crews put out a fire that burned two houseboats docked at a Lake Union marina Wednesday afternoon.

The Seattle Fire Department responded to the fire in the 1800 block Westlake Avenue North before 2 p.m.

According to the fire department, the fire may have involved two boats and extended to a building nearby. 

The fire could be seen from FOX 13's Lake Union camera. 

After 2:15 p.m., crews had the fire under control.

Crews searched the building and two boats, and they were all clear. 

No people were harmed but officials said they believed a dog died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation. 


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