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Massive Boat Fire in Coal Harbour Quelled by Vancouver Fire Department

Orphan Gordie was on the scene again, this time reporting on the Coal Harbour fire. He writes: "A massive boat fire broke out at about 9 am this morning. At Coal Harbour  Westin Bayshore West Marina, three luxury speed boats went up in flames, also causing major damage to several other boats.  Thirty firefighters fought the blaze.

Damages are estimated at over a million dollars. Area residents have said to me that they heard several explosions just before the flames broke out, VFD have said at this time they do not believe the fire was suspicious.

A Coal Harbour boater told me that he was staying on a boat next to  or very close to the boat that first caught fire. He said he grabbed a fire extinguisher from the dock and the guy that owns the boat that was on fire told him not to bother to put out the fire, I suspect because the blaze was too massive at that point.  VFD are investigating." 

Here is his video of the incident:

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