The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it is investigating a "suspicious boat fire" that started Thursday night in St. John's.

Police and crews from the St. John's Regional Fire Department responded to a call about a fire on Barrows Road in Quidi Vidi Village around 6:15 p.m.

At the time of the fire, the boat was tied up at a wharf at the rear of Quidi Vidi Brewery.

The RNC said fire investigators determined the fire was suspicious in nature.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers.