A spectacular fire destroyed a 105-foot yacht at Fishermen's Terminal before dawn Friday, just hours before it was due to depart on a 15-day Alaskan cruise.
No one was injured, and a harbor patrol boat managed to tow a half-dozen other boats away from the fire to protect them, said Kyle Moore, Seattle Fire Department spokesman.
The fire call came in at 1:10 a.m., and crews fought the fire with two hoses from shore -- each pumping 300 gallons a minute, and a fire boat -- pumping 800 gallons a minute. The habor patrol boat also put water on the yacht. In addition, fire-suppressing foam was put on the boat.