The driver of the partially submerged car was transported by ambulance from the scene.
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Firefighters were able to contain the fire to protect a nearby house.
PSE crews were already stretched as they were responding to the remnants of the the many outages from yesterday's wind storm.
As of 6pm, 13,000 in Whatcom County were without power.
The Fire Marshal's Office advises to continue to use extreme caution with outdoor fires since vegetation is still recovering from the long stretch of dry weather and is susceptible to fire spread.
At the same time, PSE reported a total of 45 outages throughout the Puget Sound region impacting over 2,000 PSE customer addresses.
Passenger-only ferry service resumed Saturday.
"We received a concerning report of a suspected Asian giant hornet today - concerning because of the location, which is much further east than any confirmed sighting."
As of 5:45pm, the lane was expected to reopen about 6:30pm.