10-Year-Old Girl Awarded Medal for Preventing Boat Fire

Posted: January 23, 2013  |  By: Zachariah Bryan [Ballard News Tribune]

Everyone heard the sirens, but few heard the story behind them.

On Nov. 20, 2012, at 8:23 a.m., Seattle Fire responded to a small boat fire at Shilshole Bay Marina. We reported on it that day, as everyone in the neighborhood could hear the three fire trucks screaming down Market St, but by the time firefighters got there, the small electrical fire coming from the control panel was already out.

We figured there was nothing more to say. But we were wrong.

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