Richland firefighters spray water on a smoldering boat hull Tuesday afternoon at the Snyder Street boat launch in Richland. Salmon fisherman Greg Mitchell of Richland said he heard popping noises and then an explosion, that blew the engine cover off the boat's inboard motor, when he tried starting his 18-foot Spectrum aluminum boat. Mitchell and his passenger, Debbi Cox of Pasco, were able to safely step off the burning boat. City officials have temporarily closed the damaged dock, that provides access for two of the three launch lanes, until it can be checked for structural integrity and repairs made.
Richland firefighters spray water on a smoldering boat hull Tuesday afternoon at the Snyder Street boat launch in Richland. Salmon fisherman Greg Mitchell of Richland said he heard popping noises and then an explosion, that blew the engine cover off the boat's inboard motor, when he tried starting his 18-foot Spectrum aluminum boat. Mitchell and his passenger, Debbi Cox of Pasco, were able to safely step off the burning boat. City officials have temporarily closed the damaged dock, that provides access for two of the three launch lanes, until it can be checked for structural integrity and repairs made. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald
Richland firefighters spray water on a smoldering boat hull Tuesday afternoon at the Snyder Street boat launch in Richland. Salmon fisherman Greg Mitchell of Richland said he heard popping noises and then an explosion, that blew the engine cover off the boat's inboard motor, when he tried starting his 18-foot Spectrum aluminum boat. Mitchell and his passenger, Debbi Cox of Pasco, were able to safely step off the burning boat. City officials have temporarily closed the damaged dock, that provides access for two of the three launch lanes, until it can be checked for structural integrity and repairs made. Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald