(Natasha Turnbull)

One person has died and at least two others were injured following a large explosion and fire at the North Saanich Marina.

A thick, dark plume of smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from the marina around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews from North Saanich, including a boat, were dispatched to battle the blaze, and Sidney Fire Department also provided specialized marina firefighting equipment when requested.

There are unconfirmed reports the boat crashed into a fuel barge, and at least one boat and a fuel dock were destroyed from the fire.

The B.C. Coroners confirmed to Victoria Buzz that one person has died and still investigating. They could not release any other details but did state deemed the death as non-suspicious.

Witnesses told Victoria Buzz that at least two people were rescued from the water.

More to come.

At least two other people were injured in the explosion.

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Sunday, May 10, 2020

 

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