Boat fire in False Creek near Science World (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Dec 19 2017, 3:53 pm

A sailboat has caught fire at the eastern end of False Creek near Science World.

A witness told Vancity Buzz the fire began just after 12:30 p.m. this afternoon and there was an explosion. According to Vancouver Fire Rescue, one man was pulled from the water and transported by paramedics to hospital with serious burn injuries.

Police boats have arrived at the scene. A fire boat arrived at 1 p.m. and is flowing water onto the vessel.

More on this as it develops…

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted

Image: Jen Dale / Submitted