Sailboat sinks in Selkirk waterway after explosion and fire

Victoria firefighters rushed to the Selkirk waterway early Thursday after a sailboat exploded, caught fire and then sank.

The 35- to 40-foot boat was anchored off Banfield Park on the west side of Selkirk Trestle. The call came in at about 1:18 a.m. Firefighters fought the blaze with water and foam. The boat sank before it could be beached.

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Nobody was believed to be on the boat at the time and there were no injuries.

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