Large well site fire causes evacuation Sunday morning near Pouce Coupe

A photo of the well site fire south of Pouce Coupe - RCMP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Fire Department, Pouce Coupe Fire Department and the RCMP all responded to a large-scale fire at an Encana well site located south of Pouce Coupe.

The call came into the RCMP at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday, March 18.  According to the RCMP, all the employees of the site were evacuated, and no injuries have been reported.


The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission says a truck on site caught fire, spreading and damaging several vehicles and associated hoses and a generator.  On top of local municipal firefighters, contract firefighters were also called in.  The fire did not impact the Encana facilities on site.

The Dawson Creek RCMP evacuated ten residents that were in the area of the well on the 211 road.  Fire crews were able to contain the fire and report that the fire was extinguished 5 hours after the initial report.

Fire investigators and the OGC are now investigating the fire.

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