Fire under control at oilfield site in Northern Alberta

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"The site contains crude oil and produced water and it’s reported that several tanks were on fire. A significant amount of black smoke is expected to come from the area for the next few hours"



 Officials continue to investigate after an oilfield site fire Saturday morning near Saskatoon Lake, Alberta.

According to press releases from Grande Prairie Regional Fire Services, both Wembley and County of Grande Prairie firefighters were dispatched to a "reported explosion and fire" before 3 a.m. Saturday at an oilfield site near Range Road 81 and Township Road 722a, around Saskatoon Lake.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 10 a.m.  There are no reported injuries at this time.

Officials also say there is no current risk to the public after air quality testing. Should this change, the county said it will inform residents.

Saskatoon Lake is 24.4 kilometres northwest of Grande Prairie.



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