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According to the B.C. OGC, the cause of the blowout is still unknown and the Oil and Gas Commission is still currently investigating the situation.

The OGC has released some information regarding the blowout, including that there was a confirmed gas leak on March 9, 2012 and subsequent ignition.

There was also no hydraulic fracturing occurring at the time of the incident, and gas flow had diminished and fire dissipated by March 28.

The OGC is also saying that three air monitoring units, two situated by the operator and one by the Commission were on site and four remote air monitors were also deployed. The air monitoring showed there were no adverse findings and at no time was there a risk to public safety.

An Emergency Response Plan was enacted and residents within 10 km of the site were kept informed of the developing situation, but not product escaped the lease boundaries.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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