Enbridge Pipeline explosion forces First Nations community to flee

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The Enbridge pipeline, which supplies Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Natural Gas, ruptured Tuesday evening creating a massive fire, but no one was hurt and nothing besides the pipeline was damaged.

FortisBC ships as much as 85 percent of the natural gas it supplies to customers via the twin Enbridge line where the incident occurred.

Partners involved in the emergency response efforts include Enbridge, the NEB, Emergency Management British Columbia, Fortis, the BC Ministry of Environment, BC Oil and Gas Commission, City of Prince George, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, Indigenous Services Canada, Regional District Fraser-Fort George and the Northern Health Authority.

There's no word how long the natural gas interruption will last but GasBuddy estimates it could be at least two weeks.

"FortisBC is requesting all of our natural gas customers across the province to turn off their thermostats as well as reduce use of all other natural gas appliances".

"Given UBC's geographic location at the end of the line, if Fortis BC runs out of gas, buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking will be impacted, beginning as early as this evening, or possibly the morning of October 11", reads the alert. Madonna Saunderson said investigators reviewed "known information by all stakeholders", and concluded there are no clues to indicate the explosion was criminal in nature.

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No one was hurt when the fireball lit up the sky near the community of Shelley, British Columbia and forced about 100 members of the nearby Lheidli T'enneh First Nation from their homes.

While everyone got out of the area safely, Teegee said it had been a stressful day that had taken an emotional toll.

A 605-unit apartment complex is without heat or hot water, and utility provider FortisBC has reportedly ordered 200 industrial customers in Vancouver to shut off their gas.

"So far, we're OK-the weather being so nice", Dennis Hougham, another resident, said.

"This restart approval follows a comprehensive integrity assessment that evaluated a number of potential impacts", the company said.

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry.

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