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Three boats damaged by fire at Vernon dealership

Vernon firefighters battle a fire at Banner Recreational Products which damaged three boats, Saturday, May 30, 2015.
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May 30, 2015 - 11:33 AM

VERNON – An early morning fire at a Vernon boat dealership today left three boats damaged, one of them was destroyed.

Vernon Fire Rescue Capt. Dan Walker says crews were called to the blaze at 3001 43 Ave. around 3:08 a.m., May 30.

When firefighters arrived at Banner Recreation Products they found one boat fully involved and two others exposed to the flames.

Walker says the blaze was knocked down and put out quickly.

He says investigators are on the scene today looking for the cause.

“Right now the cause of the fire is under investigation with Vernon Fire Rescue and the RCMP,” he says. “They are on the scene as we speak... sifting through what’s left.”

Walker points out there are a number of potential causes of fire on a boat.

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To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was corrected at 11:27 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 to say one boat was destroyed and two boats damaged in the fire.

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