Victoria Boat Fire Sends One Person To Hospital For Smoke Inhalation

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A huge fire consumed a derelict boat in Victoria, B.C.'s Gorge Waterway on Monday.

Dramatic video from a eyewitness shows the vessel totally engulfed in flames as a man on the sailboat anchored next to it rushes to cut the ropes.

According to a report of the incident, Victoria firefighters put out the blaze.

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A man on a sailboat tied up next to a flaming vessel rushes to cut the ropes. (Photo: Storyful Studio/Screenshot)

There are conflicting reports about how many people were on board at the time. Chek News reports that two people escaped safely, while Victoria Deputy Fire Chief Dan Atkinson told CFAX 1070 that only one person was on board.

One man was sent to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Atkinson also said that all oil, fuel and contaminants had been taken off the boat. However, the cause of the fire is still unknown.

In the video above, you can see the extent of the fire.