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Two Injured In South King County Marina Fire

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Stock photo of a US forestry firefighter (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Stock photo of a US forestry firefighter (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters say a boat fire on Puget Sound that injured two people spread from one fiberglass hull to another until 12 vessels were destroyed or damaged.

South King Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Gordie Olson says a 28-year-old woman and a man in his 30s were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Sunday night with second- and third-degree burns to their upper bodies.

They were working in the bottom of a boat at the city of Des Moines marina when a flash fire erupted.

Olson says flames spread under the marina dock cover.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and there’s no dollar estimate yet of the damage. The vessels were sailboats and power boats 20 to 30 feet long.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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