Burnaby gas line break forces evacuation of several homes

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Dozens of residents were forced out of their  homes in Burnaby after a gas line was hit by an excavator.

Most people living  in the 48-hundred block of Buxton Street were asked to leave because there was a chance of a fire, but

Deputy Fire Chief Chris Bowcock says the odds of that happening are low and the situation is under control.

FortisBC crews have turned off the gas supply, but no word yet on when evacuation orders will be lifted.

Comments

  1. It was a similar stupid move that caused the oil spill a few years ago.
    One would think Burnaby would have protocols in place by now to prevent these “accidents”.

  2. Well, that’s it then. The entire natural gas system must be shut down. There is no 100 percent guarantee that accidents will not happen and explosions will not result. Where is Mayor Corrigan when he is needed (or Mesa Derek as he is known for his trips to AZ). And what’s with delivering flammable gas to gas stations by big trucks? Shut it all down-isn’t this what the left and the greens want?

  3. Corrigan is so busy worrying about oil spills in the Pacific, is he ignoring the incompetence in his City? This is the second time Burnaby has had a major problem.

    Who would have thought that Kinder Morgan has had fewer problems in the last two decades than the City of Burnaby?

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