“Given the history of the area and what’s happened to other derelict boats like that, it’s not surprising,” Wickson told CHEK News. Wickson is familiar with the boat that burned as he said it has been parked in the waterway for quite some time. “I just noticed the past couple weeks that the mast was down and that gave me the suspicion that the person has given up on the boat,” Wickson said. He added that when a boat fire occurs of this nature, it can be very dangerous to the surrounding area. At around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, the remains of the vessel could be seen from the shoreline along the waterway. It appears that the vessel was completely destroyed along with the items onboard. VicPD says an investigation is currently ongoing.
Additional footage of Victoria Fire crews dousing a boat, fully engulfed in flames, along the Gorge Waterway early Friday morning.— CHEK News (@CHEK_News) May 22, 2020
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