A Tuesday afternoon fire near Gibsons left a boat, a truck and a home destroyed.
The Gibsons Fire Department got the call around 3:25 p.m. Chief Rob Michael said the fire was initially reported as flames seen coming from a garage on a property in the 1100 block of Rosamund Road in Elphinstone.
When firefighters arrived, the truck, a 26-foot boat and the garage were all in flames.
“The fire quickly spread into the home and got into the attic space and at that point we lost the structure as well,” Michael said.
It took 35 Gibsons firefighters and six from Roberts Creek to put out the blaze.
There was no one home at the time and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, but Michael said the thick black smoke from the burning fibreglass hull of the boat, which could be seen from several kilometres away, was a health and safety concern.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.