OHS Canada Magazine

Debris blown into air as explosions, fire, rock Alberta industrial park


September 6, 2018
By The Canadian Press
Categories
Hazmat
Health & Safety

NISKU, Alta. – Explosions and large flames lit up the night sky when a fire broke out at a recycling business in an industrial park south of Edmonton.

The blaze erupted late Wednesday night at a Nisku-area company that recycles aerosol and compressed gas products. Witnesses say debris was blown into the air at the height of the blaze.

Around 30 firefighters fought for hours to contain the flames to a work yard and save the company’s building. There were no reports of injuries and crews remained at the scene Thursday morning watching for flare-ups.

A vacuum truck was brought in to suck up water and chemical that flowed into the sewer system during firefighting efforts.

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