OGC reports small fire at orphan well site, north of Prespatou

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UPDATE – As of 11:20 a.m., the OGC says crews have extinguished the fire and the equipment has been isolated. 

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is reporting a small fire this morning, September 8, at an orphan well.

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According to the OGC, the fire is happening at an orphan well approximately 13 kilometres north of Prespatou.

The OGC says the fire is localized and can only be accessed by air or ATV.

According to the OGC, the B.C. Wildfire Service reports that there is a low fire hazard rating for the area.

For further updates, you can visit the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission’s Twitter account.

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