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Sailboat fire in the middle of Burrard Inlet (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 09, 2015 4:59 pm

A sailboat in the middle of Burrard Inlet, west of English Bay and the downtown Vancouver peninsula, has caught fire late this afternoon.

Witnesses first spotted a thick plume of smoke over the inlet just after 4 p.m. this afternoon.

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Image: Marine Traffic Data

According to marine traffic data, four vessels have responded to the incident: a Vancouver Police boat, Vancouver Fire Rescue boat, Jericho Rescue boat, the Coast Guard hovercraft from the Richmond base, and a civilian vessel owned by the Tymac Launch Service.

There have been early reports that the civilian vessel rescued passengers on the boat. It is unclear whether there were any injuries.

More on this as it develops…

Image: David Leung / submitted

Image: David Leung / submitted

Image: David Leung / submitted

Image: David Leung / submitted 

Image: Tymithy A. Dawson / submitted

Image: Tymithy A. Dawson / submitted

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