Explosion at Burns Lake Pinnacle Pellet plant

Following a blast in late December at the Pinnacle Pellet plant in Burns Lake, a senior official clarified that damage to equipment there was not as severe as some reports stated.

Responding to reports that the explosion on Dec. 26 destroyed a large dryer, four hammer mills and a few kilometres of high voltage wire, Scott Bax, senior vice president of operations said that was simply not true.

“On the evening of Dec. 26th the Burns Lake plant had a fire event in a couple conveyors at our Burns Lake plant. There were no injuries and very minor damage. Our team did an excellent job addressing the event and the fire department of their response,” Bax said.

The Burns Lake Fire Department was on scene and reported no injuries.

An investigation is ongoing and more information will be available at a later date.

Plant operations are suspended but the facility was scheduled for its regular maintenance shut down at this time.

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