2-alarm houseboat fire erupts on Lake Union

SEATTLE — Firefighters battled a two-alarm houseboat fire docked at a marina in Seattle’s Westlake neighborhood on Friday night.

Just after 11 p.m., the Seattle Fire Department responded to the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North after 911 callers reported a houseboat on fire.

Upon arriving at the scene, crews found a fire that involved two houseboats and two boats docked in the area.

Firefighters quickly evacuated all residents at the marina and had the fire under control by 12:25 a.m.

SFD says the fire was uniquely challenging to extinguish because of the limited walkways and low weight limits of the floating dock where the houseboat was located.

SFD rescue swimmers and Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol were also dispatched to the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.