October 12, 2017 3:25 pm
Updated: October 12, 2017 6:34 pm

Investigation underway after boat in Yaletown marina bursts into flames

WATCH: Viewer shows large boat fire in Vancouver's Yaletown neighborhood.


Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services says it doesn’t yet know what caused a 32-foot pleasure craft to burst into flames around noon on Thursday.

Thick black smoke pouring from the marina on Marinaside Crescent was visible from kilometres away.

A vessel with the Coast Guard assisted Vancouver crews with dousing the flames said Battalion Chief Steve Duncan.

“We couldn’t really get access to the seed of the fire. We got the Coast Guard to moore the boat and we got our future boat in there and they were able to knock it down,” he said.

“We needed to limit our application of water because we were worried about it sinking. There was another boat beside it that a impacted a little but not too much.”

Fortunately, no one was on the boat at the time of the incident.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The boat will now be towed to Granville Island, where fire investigators will try and determine how the flames broke out.


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