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Posted: July 14, 2021

Gas leak at resort forces morning evacuation

Today at approximately 10:10 a.m., Fernie Fire Rescue responded to the report of a natural gas leak at Fernie Alpine Resort on Timberline Crescent.

Constructions crews working in the area struck a natural gas line. An evacuation of the immediate area was undertaken and with the assistance of Fortis BC the incident scene was cordoned off.

Heavy equipment crews from Fortis arrived to repair the leak.

Fire Rescue stood by to ensure safety and cleared once the repair was made, members reported on social media this afternoon.

Thanks to all residents for your cooperation throughout this event and also to Fortis gas for your timely response !

Fernie Fire and Emergency Services photo


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