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Two men taken to Vancouver after explosion near Chetwynd

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CHETWYND, B.C. – Two men have been taken to Vancouver after an explosion near Chetwynd.

At 10:00 am on October 14, 2018, two men were seriously injured from an explosion when they entered a pump house at 6549 Wildmare Subdivision about 8 km from the District of Chetwynd.

The two men have been flown to the Vancouver Burn Unit and the scene is under investigation by Work Safe BC.

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The blast did not result in an extensive fire. This is not a criminal investigation and the entry of gas into the pump house from a nearby well is being considered.

Police assisted in securing the scene and BC Ambulance paramedics promptly transported the two victims to the hospital. Work Safe investigators attended promptly.

(PEACE FM)

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