It’s believed the two and half hour fire started shortly after 10.30 a.m. at Secure’s South Grande Prairie Full Service Terminal.
It’s located about 30 kilometres from the city on Highway 40, and a Grande Prairie RCMP news release said workers were transferring frac water into a tank when it exploded.
However, the site was evacuated without incident, and fire-fighters managed to keep the fire contained to a single tank.
Dave Engel, a vice-president at Secure, couldn’t confirm what caught on fire but said the facility handles hydrocarbon-based liquid and slurry loads.
Secure Energy Services is a publicly-traded company and its first facility, built in 2007, was an oilfield landfill at the South Grande Prairie location.
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