There has been an explosion at the Pinnacle Pellet plant in Houston BC.

Christi Wood with the Houston Pellet Limited Partnership says a fire was initially detected in a silo on Saturday evening. This morning, as a part of the procedure to removed residual wood fibre from the affected silo an explosion occurred.

Houston Fire Chief Jim Daigneault says it “blew the roof right off the silo”. Luckily, nobody was injured. Fire crews remain on scene to clean up the fire.

The cause of the initial fire and subsequent explosion unknown at this time.

This is the second time in as many weeks that the Houston Fire Department has responded to a fire at a local wood processing plant. The Canfor sawmill was the site of a serious fire last week.


w/ files from Daryl Vandenberg MY BULKLEY LAKES NOW