Tugboat-turned-home sinks in South Lake Union, spilling over 100 gallons of diesel fuel

No one was on board the boat that was modified into a home when it started to sink around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

SEATTLE — Crews are working to clean up gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Lake Union after a tugboat that someone was living on sank on Saturday afternoon.

No one was on board the boat when it started to sink around 4 p.m. on Saturday. It is unclear what caused the boat to sink, according to officials.

A submerged tugboat was modified into a home, but it has been moored at a slip along Lake Union for several years. 

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