Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Fire at wood pellet factory in Prince George

Prince George Fire Rescue was called to a possible explosion at a wood pellet factory in the city on Monday.

They were alerted at around 5 pm about a facility on Willow Cale Road, assumed to belong to the Pacific Bioenergy Corporation.

The firefighters who arrived first found a small amount of smoke coming from a conveyor system.

They quickly doused several of the conveyors – which had smouldering wood inside – with water.

Nobody was hurt, Assistant Chief John Law explained.

But the incident caused about $50,000 in damages.



We are asking for your support of local journalism. If you like what we do and believe it has value that adds to our community, we would appreciate your consideration. Please click here to learn more about how you can support local journalism.


Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.





Tue
32℃


Wed
33℃


Thu
24℃


Fri
26℃


Sat
26℃


Sun
28℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS