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Old 26-03-2007, 10:36   #1
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I have not learned the cause of the fire but this is the second one in the same marina in as many years. Best hopes and prayers for those injured.
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abc13.com: Massive boat fire in League City caught on camera
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... While an investigation into what started the fire continues, Coast Guard officials believe one boat was fueling when some of the fuel leaked into an unsafe area ...
abc13.com: Massive boat fire in League City caught on camera

...Keith Emmons said he saw it coming.
"We were smelling gasoline fumes during the day when they were working on it," he said. "So we were kind of worried about that, and when we felt explosion, I knew exactly what had happened."
Emmons said fuel had been leaking into the hull of the boat ...
Boat explosion rocks League City marina | News for Austin, Texas | kvue.com | State News
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I was thinking about the ignition source. I rebuilt a 33 foot powerboat in that marina a few years ago and it was not unusual to see some one walking down the dock with a jerry jug, an outboard and a cigarette.

The last blast happened at the fuel dock on the other side of the marina. A guy filled up, didn't run the blower and when he turned the key...
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