South Asian owner of Burnaby’s Marine Pub says surveillance footage shows man setting fire

Photo courtesy CTV
Photo courtesy CTV

THE iconic Marine Pub in Burnaby’s 5800 block of Marine Drive was gutted in the early hours of Saturday by what police say is a suspicious fire.

And Pal Singh, the owner of the pub, told CTV that surveillance footage shows a man putting two patio chairs upside down and then lighting a fire underneath, on the corner of the patio. He called 911.

The fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. with fierce flames shooting up high and requiring 34 firefighters to tackle it.

Singh is taking a positive attitude and says he will rebuild the pub as soon as possible. He told CTV his wife consoled him and pointed out that no one was injured in the blaze.