EVERETT — A mechanical problem is to blame for a fire that damaged five boats, sinking several in Everett on Saturday, officials say.
A boat carrying five people came in to moor at the Port of Everett that evening when a loud boom was heard. Flames spread quickly, and everyone on the boat jumped into the water.
One person was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.
The flames caught the mast of a nearby sailboat, and continued to spread. The dark smoke could be seen for miles.