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Fire in Roche harbor sinks yacht

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Fire in Roche harbor sinks yacht

KGMI News Reporting

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash. – It’s a race against the clock to get oil out of a half-sunken yacht at the Roche Harbor Marina on San Juan Island.

Firefighters responded to a fire on the boat yesterday afternoon.

Department of Ecology spokesperson Dustin Terpening says the marina has put emergency booms around the 85-foot yacht as a precaution.

Play Dustin Terpening on yacht fire 

No oil has been found in the water.

An on-scene spill-response contractor is standing by if any cleanup is needed.

The cause of the boat fire is still unknown.