File: 20-20497

Victoria, BC – Investigators have confirmed that no one was injured after a suspicious boat fire in the Gorge Waterway last week.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd, Patrol 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 extinguished the fire. The boat sunk during the course of the incident.

Investigators have spoken with the owner of the boat, and believe that no one was injured in the fire. The investigation into this incident remains ongoing.