Hundreds of boats go up in flames in Portland

(KGW) A 100-yard-long Portland, Oregon marina warehouse filled with yachts and boats, some stacked on top of each other, was fully engulfed in flames late Sunday night.

A spokesman for Portland Fire & Rescue said the first 911 call came from the owners of Sundance Yacht Sales and Marina just before 10:30 p.m.

In all, 26 crews from Portland and Vancouver responded, including two fireboats, which supplied firefighters with water from the Columbia River after the island’s supply ran dry.

For hours, they fought flames exclusively from the outside, as it wasn’t safe to go in.

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