Coast Guard, partner agencies continue to monitor cleanup operations after marina fire on Lake Union

Response personnel deploy containment boom around the Western Yacht Harbor Marina on Lake Union near Seattle, after a fire caused a pollution event, Nov. 2, 2015. Response contractors have deployed 1,000 feet of containment boom and deployed absorbent pads to remove pollutants from the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology)

Response personnel deploy containment boom around the Western Yacht Harbor Marina on Lake Union near Seattle, after a fire caused a pollution event, Nov. 2, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology)

SEATTLE — Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and Seattle Fire Department personnel are monitoring the cleanup of pollution caused by a fire at Western Yacht Harbor Marina on Lake Union near Seattle, Monday morning.

Response contractors from National Response Corporation deployed 1,000 feet of containment boom around the scene and deployed absorbent pads to remove contaminants from the water.

Response personnel identified seven vessels affected by the fire, six of which are submerged at the marina. Global Diving and Salvage and Ballard Marine Construction have been contracted to remove any remaining pollutants from the sunken vessels. Response operations are expected to continue throughout the evening.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Seattle Fire Department.

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