Police have launched an arson investigation after someone lit a fire aboard Whitehorse’s S.S. Klondike.
A passerby called 911 at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday after spotting the fire at the stern of the national historic site.
RCMP officers arrived within minutes and were able to start putting out the flames using fire extinguishers, according to a police press release.
The Whitehorse Fire Department finished the job.
According to police, the fire was put out before causing significant damage to the boat.
Calls to Parks Canada were not returned in time for today’s deadline.
Whitehorse RCMP members along with a police services dog made patrols in the area, but no one has been arrested yet.
The RCMP is asking anyone with any information, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, to please contact the Whitehorse detachment at 867-667-5555.
Contact Ashley Joannou at