"A single spark from the fanís motor ignited the fumes instantly, setting the starboard saloon roof afire, the extensive synthetic liner exuded thick acrid smoke and provided a perfect channel for the fireís destructive path. Cheryl was quickly on hand with salt water in the cockpit, but the billowing clouds of toxic black smoke soon forced her from the boat and she scrambled distraught off the transom. Inside the now blazing saloon, Johnís attempts to quell the inferno with an extinguisher were proving useless and with horror he realized there was no way he could leave the boat through the companionway Ė a wall of flames barring his exit. His experience in Fire Control told him the situation was now critical. "
(Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 21, 2004 )
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