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Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental
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Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million Skip to main content June 28, 2018|55 °F Mostly Cloudy Search Search Secondary links Subscribe Advertise Contact Us Westside Seattle if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } NewsBallardHighlineWest SeattlePolice BlotterBallardHighlineWest SeattleCalendarBallardHighlineWest SeattleFeaturesBallardHighlineWest SeattleArts & EntertainmentBallardHighlineWest SeattleObitsBallardHighlineWest SeattleSportsBallardHighlineWest SeattleEatBallardHighlineWest SeattleTrafficBallardWest SeattleDwellHealthMoneyOpinion Recent Articles UPDATE: EPA statement on crushed car barge fire on Duwamish River Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental Star Legend cruise ship passes through Ballard Locks before big crowd SeaTac in scramble to sustain recycling services as China restricts imports UPDATE: The lower Spokane Street 'Swing' Bridge has re-opened for traffic Future of Junction parking lots still being negotiated; Will you have a place to park? if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } Trending UPDATE: EPA statement on crushed car barge fire on Duwamish River Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental Star Legend cruise ship passes through Ballard Locks before big crowd SeaTac in scramble to sustain recycling services as China restricts imports UPDATE: The lower Spokane Street 'Swing' Bridge has re-opened for traffic Future of Junction parking lots still being negotiated; Will you have a place to park? Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental Duwamish barge fire damage estimated at $1 million; Ruled accidental if (typeof googletag !== "undefined") { googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag. }); } A crushed and burnt car hangs partially over the edge of the barge that burned in the Duwamish River Tuesday, June 26. Photo by Christine Burdine Wed, 06/27/2018 The barge fire that spewed black smoke for miles on Tuesday evening in the Duwamish River was ruled accidental with a damage estimate of $1 million according to the Seattle Fire Department. Our original coverage including the live video is here. The Washington State Dept. of Ecology said that no oil sheen was detected despite at least two crushed cars still aflame dropping into the river. No word on whether they will be brought to the surface. They found no evidence of harm to wildlife. Crews were busy moving some of the charred wreckage ashore reducing the overall load on the barge. It will take some time to offload the barge since many of the remaining crushed cars are in somewhat precarious positions. The US Environmental Agency said they had not been contacted about remediation and local salvage and dive firm Global Salvage had also heard nothing about recovering the cars that went in the river. The crushed cars remained stacked but burnt. Photo by Christin Burdine Some of the charred car materials had been off loaded to the shore. Photo by Christine Burdine Cars toward the north end of the barge were not burned. Photo by Christine Burdine Robinson Papers West Seattle Herald Add new comment Your name Comment About text formats CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. 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