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60-foot yacht damaged after fire in Coal Harbour

Last Updated Apr 5, 2018 at 8:37 am PDT

(Source: Twitter @vanfirerescue)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 60-foot yacht has significant damage after it caught fire this morning in Coal Harbour.

The fire broke out around 7 a.m. today. Captain Jonathan Gormick with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services says crews made quick work of the flames.

Gormick says three fire boats were dispatched, but “because the boat was more to the dock and we were able to gain access from the dock, it was primarily fought from the dock. The fire boat was brought in just as a preventative measure… if we needed it.”

The yacht wasn’t occupied at the time.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.