File: 20-20497

Victoria, BC – Officers are investigating a suspicious fire on a boat in the Gorge Waterway early this morning.

Just after 1 a.m. this morning, officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters were called to a report of a boat on fire near the Selkirk Trestle in the Bamfield Park portion of the Gorge Waterway. The boat was fully engulfed in flames when officers arrived.

The Victoria Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames. The boat sunk during the course of the incident. It is unclear if anyone was injured.

The initial investigation indicates that the fire is suspicious. Our investigation remains ongoing.