August 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Updated: August 14, 2017 12:40 am

Two-alarm fire at Steveston docks

WATCH: A dock and shipyard in Steveston were heavily damaged by fire Saturday night. Harbour Authority staff say it could have been much worse, if not for two key resources on the water. Aaron McArthur reports.

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A two-alarm fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the docks in Steveston, Richmond.

Steveston Harbour Authority confirmed the fire but could not provide more information.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The Coast Guard says it sent a safety vessel to the area in case anyone fell into the water near the docks.

The Richmond Maritime Festival has been called off for the night, and will resume Sunday morning.

People close to the area were quick to share images of the smoke.


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Playing the Maritime festival in Richmond. A dock is on fire!

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