Flames shoot into the air from a fishing boat fire off Gabriola Island late Wednesday afternoon. Tara Bell/Nanaimo Port Authority
August 30, 2017 - 6:45pm
Updated: August 30, 2017 - 8:25pm
NANAIMO — Five people were rescued from a burning fishing boat off Gabriola Island's southeast side.
A Joint Rescue Coordination Centre official in Victoria told NanaimoNewsNOW the 72 foot boat caught fire late Wednesday afternoon about 5 kilometres from Silva Bay.