Motor Vehicle Incident & Fire near Charlie Lake

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Incident Description

Incident Date March 27, 2019
Name Motor Vehicle Incident & Fire near Charlie Lake (DGIR: 184714)
Source Tanker Truck
Nearest Community Charlie Lake, B.C. 
Spilled Content Condensate 
Who is involved? B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV), Fort St John Fire Department, Energetic Services


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

March 28, 2019 - 9:50 am

A tanker truck carrying condensate was involved in a motor vehicle incident north of Fort St John near Charlie Lake yesterday evening (March 27, 2019). The tractor portion of the truck caught fire and Fort St John Fire Department responded to the scene.

Energetic Services, the response person (owner of the truck and tanker), hired Trojan Safety Services to put out the fire and prevent the tanker contents from being consumed. Salvage operations are expected to take place today. Environmental impacts appear to be confined to the site at this time. 

No further updates are anticipated.