County officers in northwest Alberta stated a fireplace that adopted a report of an early-morning explosion at an oilfield lease web site is below management, and air-quality monitoring has decided there’s no threat to the general public.
Jason Nesbitt, deputy fireplace chief with the County of Grande Prairie Hearth Providers, stated winds blew smoke from the blaze north as a substitute of east which it sometimes does, that means the smoke blew away from most populated areas.
It additionally meant the smoke was pushed away from a migratory hen sanctuary on Saskatoon Lake, at the least just a few kilometres away from the fireplace.
The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership stated in an announcement that crews had been dispatched to a reported explosion on the Anegada Oil Company web site at round 2:40 a.m., and located a big fireplace involving a number of tanks which include crude oil and produced water after they arrived.
The assertion stated some residents had been advised by RCMP to get able to evacuate, however the fireplace was introduced below management later within the morning.
Nesbitt stated there have been no accidents reported, and that the corporate’s firefighting workforce had reached the location and had been taking on the job of placing the fireplace out.
He stated he believed all product had been contained throughout the web site.
Cara Tobin of the Alberta Vitality Regulator stated employees from the company had arrived on the web site Saturday, however that it could seemingly be some time earlier than the reason for the explosion and fireplace is decided.
A name to Anegada Oil Company on Saturday was not returned.
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