Fire Destroys One Boat and Damages Two Others at Vernon, BC Dealership


In the early morning hours of May 30, the fire department responded to a blaze at a Vernon, BC-based boat and powersports dealership. One boat was reported destroyed and two others badly damaged.

Banner Recreation Products, which has locations in Golden and Kelowna in addition to the Vernon store, is a dealer of Sea-Doo PWCs, Biltmore and South Bay pontoons, Triton fishing boats and Campion runabouts and cruisers.

According to a story first posted by Kamloops Infonews.ca, the blaze was put out quickly before it could cause additional damage. Photos posted on the site show a twin-tube pontoon engulfed in flames as fire fighters close in to battle the fire. The story adds that investigators are currently looking for a cause.

The dealership was unavailable for comment, being closed on Monday (June 1).

For the original story on the fire, click here.