Sointula firefighters are still on scene at Tarkanen Marine Ways.

Sointula flames visible from Port McNeill

Tarkanen Marine Ways on Malcolm Island destroyed by fire

Flames from a fire in  Sointula last night (Oct. 9) were so bright they were visible from Port McNeill.

The fire broke out at Tarkanen Marine Ways at about 11:30 p.m. said Regional District of Mount Waddington Malcolm Island board Director Heidi Soltau this morning.

Soltau said she has heard, unofficially, that no one was injured in the blaze.

Soltau lives about eight doors down from Tarkanen Marine Ways which repairs commercial and pleasure vessels, and also does welding and fibreglass work.

“We’re really sad. It’s a major business in town,” Soltau said.

Fire at Tarkanen Marine Ways

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