Blaze at Canadian Marina Destroys 30 Boats

A marina fire in a village south of Montreal destroyed close to 30 boats and caused millions of dollars in damages yesterday, according to CBC-TV.

An explosion was reported in Saint-Paul-de-lIle-aux-Noix at approximately 6:45 p.m., igniting a fire that could be seen coming out of a hangar used to store boats.

Firefighters were challenged in bringing the blaze under control due to fuel in the hanger. Fumes from plastic also hampered efforts as they created a cloud of toxic smoke.

The hanger was destroyed and the damages are estimated in the millions, according to the report.

The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by fire officials.