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Shannon Point Seafood Company Fire; Shannon Point, Anacortes, Washington

Shannon Point, Anacortes, Washington | 1993-Jul-26

Initial Notification: At 2215 on July 26, 1993, the USCG District 13 Operations Center received a report of a fire at the Shannon Point Seafood Company, a fish processing facility located in Anacortes, WA. In addition to the fire, there was concern for the potential release of 5,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia and 100 pounds of freon contained in storage and piping of the freezer unit of the facility. Initially a one and a half-mile safety zone was established and all businesses and residences within a one-mile radius of the facility were evacuated. The following morning, the safety zone was reduced to 500 yards. The Anacortes Fire Department was unable to put the fire out until most of the dock and buildings collapsed into the water. A small plume of ammonia was released when this occurred. Personnel evacuated from the area were allowed to return the evening of July 27 when the fire was declared under control. USCG district 13. Keyword: none.

Incident Details
Products of concern:ammonia, freon
Latitude (approximate): 48° 31.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 39.00′ West