No injuries were reported in the fire on March 8. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

No injuries were reported in the fire on March 8. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Boat blazes in Campbell River early Monday morning

No injuries reported in fire

Campbell River fire crews responded to an early morning call on Monday for a boat on fire in Discovery Harbour Marina.

The call came in at 6.22 a.m. for a boat fire at the marina. The fire could be seen from nearby Quadra Island, and it was spreading to other nearby vessels. When crews arrived on scene, they found two vessels that were fully involved in the fire, according to Capt. Bruce Holbrook, who was the incident commander on the call.

“What they did was first attack mode was to protect the exposures, the boats on either side, and then go after extinguishing the two boats and make sure that nobody was on board either boat,” he said. “The two boats were involved, and there was some exposure damage to one other boat and basically our crews worked with the Coast Guard who came in and helped us turn the boats so we could make sure they were completely out.”

No injuries were reported in the blaze, but Holbrook said one boat had an occupant, who managed to escape. The man was sent to hospital just in case, he explained.

Two engines and two aerial trucks were on scene to fight the fire. Crews were in the area for around two hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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