PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The RCMP has been working with Enbridge, the National Energy Board and Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred in a rural area outside of Prince George in the late afternoon on October 9, 2018.
Police assisted with the evacuation of approximately 100 residents as precaution, and were allowed to return home within a couple of hours.
“Our top priority is to ensure public and officer safety”, says Inspector Shaun Wright, Operations Officer of Prince George RCMP. “Our investigators, along with Forensic Identification Services, have maintained security of the scene from the beginning and immediately engaged the assistance of our North District Major Crime Unit. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries or damages to properties in the vicinity.”
After reviewing known information by all stakeholders, there are no indications that the explosion was criminal in nature.
The investigation has now been turned over to Transportation Safety Board, with assistance from National Energy Board and Enbridge.
Written and released by North District RCMP.