Originally posted by Gman.45
A couple friends working out there right now, most of the mine is being evac'd, huge traffic jam on the highway (obviously) still on going last txt message I got when I asked.
Man, just what Ft Mac needs, another fire.
There was a loud explosion which one of my friends said a co worker heard from a couple KM away from where the fire is, which preceded the fire starting.
They have very good fire crews and equipment on all the sites, and have an agreement to help each other out in situations like this, but depending on what's burning and where, it could be something easily extinguished and controlled, or something that takes weeks - I remember when I worked the fire in Ft Sask in the underground storage tanks there, it was the same month that 9/11 happened as I was coming home after we got the fire under control the morning the jets hit the towers - that took us 32 days to get under control, and mainly because it burnt out on its own, and not much to do with our efforts to extinguish it.
I was in a meeting on site when this happened. The explosion was not audible (or would have been barely so) 2km away (my office is closer to the location than that and I didn't hear anything).
The fire was extinguished within just a couple minutes of ignition.
I won't say what specific plant it was in, but it was not plant 6 or UE-1 coker.
Originally posted by HiTempguy1
Can't be that bad, a coworker was told to still go up for a daytrip tomorrow after he checked with Syncrude
Well it's not not bad haha. A bunch of non essential staff was asked to go home, and others have been asked to stay in our offices/go no where near the incident location. All depends on where your coworker was heading.
Last edited by cjblair on 03-15-2017 at 03:26 PM
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