This yacht went up in flames around 8:30 Tuesday morning on the Fraser River in Fort Langley.

This yacht went up in flames around 8:30 Tuesday morning on the Fraser River in Fort Langley.

UPDATE: Yacht goes up in flames and sinks

No one was on board the Bayliner that caught fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters tried to douse the flames but it sank.

  • Nov. 4, 2014 6:00 a.m.

A 47 foot Bayliner yacht valued at nearly $500,000 was destroyed and sunk in an early morning fire on Tuesday.

Around 8:30 a.m., Township fire crews were called to a private dock in the 10200 block of Allard Crescent where the boat was already fully engulfed, while floating in the Fraser River.

No one was on the boat. Township firefighters had a tough time with the fire and after putting enough water on it, the boat sank, confirmed assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson. The owner is having it taken out of the Fraser by professionals, he said. The fire doesn’t appear suspicious.