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Well site fire extinguished south of Pouce Coupe…

DAWSON CREEK, BC: The Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe Fire Departments along with the Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a well site fire during the overnight…

Police say on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at approximately 1:40 AM, officers received a report of a large-scale fire at a well site located on the 211 Rd south of Pouce Coupe.

Police were notified that all employees had been evacuated and accounted for and there were no reports of any injuries.

Fire crews douse well site fire. RCMP PHOTO

The Pouce Coupe and Dawson Creek fire departments attended and attempted to control the fire and keep it from spreading to further equipment while the Dawson Creek RCMP evacuated the residences surrounding the well site as a safety precaution and confirmed that all residents were safe.

Fire crews contained the fire and reported that it was extinguished approximately 5 hours after the initial report.

Fire investigators arrived on scene and took over the investigation.

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