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Person taken to hospital following fire at Fort Saskatchewan natural gas plant

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WATCH ABOVE: A fire broke out Monday afternoon at the Plains Midstream facility near Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. – Sep 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This story originally stated the facility was an oil refinery. However, it is a natural gas plant. Global News regrets the error.

One person was taken to hospital Monday following a fire at a natural gas plant northeast of Edmonton.

Plains Midstream Canada said a fire broke out at its Fort Saskatchewan facility at around 2 p.m.

“We have initiated our emergency response plan, are notifying all applicable agencies and are working with first responders on site,” read a news release from the company.

“Incoming fuel sources to the site have been shut in and the fire is currently isolated. All employees and contractors who were at the facility have been accounted for and are safe.”

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Alberta Health Services said one person was transported by EMS to hospital in serious but stable condition. Plains Midstream Canada confirmed the person taken to hospital was a contractor on site.

“Our current priorities are to ensure the safety of all people involved, stabilize the situation, minimize the potential impacts and protect the environment,” Plains Midstream Canada said.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., fire crews remained at the scene, dousing the blaze with water.

On Tuesday, Plains Midstream Canada said crews continue to respond to the fire but the blaze “remains isolated.”

“Response priorities continue to be the safety of all persons involved, stability of the incident and minimization of impacts to the public and the environment,” the company said.

“Employees and contractors are safe and accounted for and there are no current injuries. We have established air monitoring units on site and levels are reading as normal.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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A fire broke out at the Plains Midstream facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Global News
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A fire broke out at the Plains Midstream facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Global News
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A fire broke out at the Plains Midstream facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Global News
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A fire broke out at the Plains Midstream facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Global News

 

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