“They had crimped off the line over on the other side of the facility that they actually had been working on earlier, which worked out well for them, and the gas leak was shut down relatively quick,” he says.
The question is now whether the line was struck by something from a pile of excavation material debris, as it may not have necessarily been by machinery.
The main response concern came from the fact that the leak occurred in a large size line, and in a heavily trafficked area.
“There’s always a risk of fire, and it was in a congested area. You had terminal buildings and lots of hydroelectric over top,” Burrow explains.
North Cariboo was put on lockdown during the incident, but the airport terminal remained open to the public.