- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) - A Coast Guard spokesman says a 30-foot commercial fishing boat exploded and burned Wednesday evening in the small boat harbor in Valdez, Alaska. The lone person on board was able to walk off and was taken to a hospital.

Lt. Ben Bauman says Valdez firefighters and police responded, as did Coast Guard personnel. They found the vessel Fireman afloat, with the majority of its wheelhouse torn apart by the explosion.

The small boat harbor is adjacent to a Best Western hotel.

Once Valdez firefighters said the area was safe, Bauman says Coast Guard officers were able to board the boat to begin a pollution investigation.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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