(Gorge boat fire/Photo by James Rutherford)

A fire that caused a boat to sink in the Gorge Waterway is being deemed suspicious.

According to Victoria Police, officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters attended reports of a boat fire near the Selkirk Trestle in the Bamfield Park portion of the Gorge Waterway.

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. on Friday and the boat was fully engulfed in flames when authorities arrived.

While firefighters were able to extinguish the flame, the boat sunk into the water over the course of the incident.

Police say it is unclear whether anyone was injured.

Initial reports suggests that the fire is suspicious, and officers are continuing their investigation into the incident.

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