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Fire Engulfs Blue Sea Systems’ Warehouse


A fire has destroyed most of the Blue Sea Systems warehouse in Cordata, Wash. The company told the Bellingham Herald that damages could run into the millions of dollars.

This story by Michael Verdon originally appeared in Trade Only Today.

The two-alarm fire happened at 2 a.m. Saturday. Assistant Chief Bill Hewett of Bellingham Fire Department told the paper that no injuries were reported and the cause was still being investigated. According to the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, the 28,000-square-foot building was valued at $2 million for the 2017 to 2018 tax year.

About 75 people work at the Bellingham location. It includes offices, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. 

Lee Gordon, a spokesman for Mercury Marine, which oversees Blue Seas in its Power Products business, told Trade Only Today that the company has moved into a temporary location in Bellingham, “thanks to generous offers” from the local business community. 

“We are identifying options for a permanent location in Bellingham,” said Gordon. “Ideally, we will find a location that can house both office and production, but we have a few good options to look at.”

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