Canada Vancouver fire crews respond to boat blaze in Yaletown marina

08:47  13 october  2017
08:47  13 october  2017 Source:   Vancouver Sun

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The Vancouver Fire Department and the coast guard were called to the scene of a massive boat fire at Yaletown ’s Quayside Marina on Thursday. The fire broke out at around noon. A plume of thick, black smoke from the pleasure-craft blaze could be seen for kilometres.

Summary. Firefighters were called the the Quayside marina around 11:30 a.m. for reports a boat was fully engulfed by flames. Crews were able to VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Firefighters say it was amazing flames didn’t spread to surrounding vessels after a boat caught fire this morning in Yaletown .

The Vancouver fire fepartment and the coast guard were called to the scene of a massive boat fire at Yaletown’s Quayside Marina on Thursday.

The 30-foot pleasure vessel, moored in the marine, was destroyed by the fire that broke at around noon.

Witnesses reported hearing the blast.

“It was such a loud bang … My son thought it was thunder, but it was a huge explosion,” said Mary Zilba, whose condo overlooks the marina. “I ran over to the window and there was a massive cloud of black smoke. People are saying that lightning hit the boat, but it’s speculation.”

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The city’s fire boat and the coast guard were both called into Quayside Marina in Yaletown . No one was injured in the blaze . Photos. A boat fire is seen in Yaletown on Thursday, Oct. 'A real gut check': Canadian bull rider responds to friend's CTE diagnosis.

Eight fire trucks and a Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services fireboat attacked the blaze.

A plume of thick, black smoke from the burning pleasure-craft could be seen for kilometres.

Ash rained down on neighbouring vessels in the marina, including the $30-million, 150-foot super yacht, After Eight. 

“All the other boats were getting out of there,” said Zilba. “The After Eight took off so fast … I couldn’t believe how fast its crew scrambled to get the yacht out of there.”

The flames were contained to one boat, but a nearby vessel did suffer some heat damage, according to the Vancouver fire department.

False Creek Ferries suspended water-taxi service to Quayside Marina due to the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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