Minimal damage from explosion at trucking company

No one was injured during a minor explosion and resulting fire at a trucking company in Red Deer Tuesday morning.

No one was injured during a minor explosion and resulting fire at a trucking company in Red Deer Tuesday morning.

Platoon Chief Jeff Lunder of Red Deer Emergency Services said the explosion and fire occurred about 10:12 a.m. at Bounty Trucking Ltd., at 6660 Taylor Drive Bay 105.

Lunder said a worker was cleaning a tank inside a tank performing some service.

“There were some fumes coming from the tank and an overhead heater kicked in.

“When it kicked in it caused a small explosion and no one was hurt.

“One of the employees grabbed a fire extinguisher and knocked the fire down as much as he could then left the building.”

About three or four other employees in the building also evacuated the premises.

Lunder said when fire crews arrived they worked on the fire and extinguished it in short order.

“There wasn’t much damage. There was a bit of smoke and fire damage,” he added.

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