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Blaze strikes ferry in repair yard

"Lt. Tim Dahl (right) helps a firefighter with heavy coils of water hose, as they respond to a fire aboard the ferry Walla Walla Tueday morning at the Washington State Ferries maintenance yard on Harborview Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, apparently caused when a welder's sparks ignited some chemicals in the below-decks area of the boat. The fire, which gave off thick black smoke, was quickly extinguished. "

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