June 14, 2016 - 11:50 AM
LAKE COUNTRY – A fire at an industrial waste management plant was brought under control before it could spread to a large oil storage tank in Lake Country Tuesday morning.
Deputy fire chief Brent Penner says the fire could have been very serious had firefighters from both Lake Country and Kelowna not arrived quickly.
Penner says the investigation is still in the early stages but the fire at TerraPure Industrial Waste Management on McCarthy Road likely started when two incompatible chemicals were came in contact with each other.
Black smoke could be seen rising from the site just after 11 a.m. June 14 as the flames got within metres of a large storage tank filled with used oil.
There were no injuries and all employees were evacuated safely. A HazMat team and fire investigators are currently onsite.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016