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posted: 6/29/2014 10:00 AM

Cruise ship returns to Seattle following fire

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SEATTLE -- Officials say a fire aboard a cruise ship carrying nearly 3,000 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle.

Holland America says that there were no injuries among the guests and crew of the MS Westerdam following the blaze Saturday night.

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The company says in a statement that "a small fire in one of the boiler rooms" that occurred as the vessel set sail was quickly extinguished.

The statement says that the ship is fully operational and officials expect it to depart again once the assessments are competed.

The Westerdam was beginning a 7-day Alaska cruise with 2,086 passengers and 798 crew members onboard when the blaze occurred.

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