Gas Line Rupture Prompts Evacuation in British Columbia

(Reuters) – A natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured in a rural area north of Prince George in the Canadian province of British Columbia on Tuesday, prompting precautionary evacuations, pipeline owner and operator Enbridge said.

There are no reports of injuries because of the rupture, which ignited at the site, but about “100 people in the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation in the vicinity have been evacuated as a precaution,” the company said in a statement.

Emergency crews have isolated and are depressurizing two natural gas transmission lines in the vicinity to contain the incident, Enbridge said. It said the incident area had been cordoned off to maintain public safety.

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