We’ll email you the pic when we get better internet, if we can find it!
Updated on June 23, 2017
Fire at Balboa Yacht Club
At least three boats are in flames, and there may be damage to the pier. Milou is safe, although we scrambled off our mooring that was directly downwind of the fire. We’ll try to post updates tomorrow.
Update: three boats destroyed–two sport fishing boats and one sailboat. The sport fishing boat that caught on fire initially had a guy sleeping on it; he swam to safety, and was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. When the fire reached the mooring lines, the boat drifted into the other two boats, and then against the pier, near the gas dock.
All three boats were eventually towed, still aflame, towards shore, where they were still smoldering this morning. The pier has already been repaired. The only other injury we heard about were broken ribs from a spectator, who fell down some steps.
7 Comments on “Fire at Balboa Yacht Club”
Add me to the list of those who miss seeing Michu’s feet…
Glad you are ok and I bet that was scary for all, you don’t hear about boats burning that much, lucky not many injuries….
Fiberglass is – basically – congealed oil and glass fibers. It really does burn like that, but with an incredible amount of toxic smoke to boot.
So glad you folks are safe, and sorry for the loss suffered by the others…
Good to know you and Milou are safe!
Sounds likes canal day will be good to move things forward!
When the feces impacts the rotary cooling unit… yuch.
Sorry for those who lost boats. Glad no one more badly injured.
An aside if i might… itsa small thing but I miss Michu’s feet. Actually, I miss the view from your spreaders down to the deck… I liked that pic quite a lot. Wish I had taken a screen cap now… oh well. =]