A fire at a drilling rig near Hudson's Hope in northeastern B.C. has been burning for six days, following a blowout Friday night.

Suncor spokesperson Sneh Seetal said while the fire continues to burn, the situation is under control.

Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Hudson's Hope, B.C.

"We've brought in well control specialists. We're conducting daily aerial fly-overs by helicopter. The fire has been contained to the site and the site is secure," she said.

Seetal said "a handful" of employees were working at the site at the time of the explosion, but no one was injured. She also said air quality is being monitored and is not a concern at this time.

In February 2010 fire broke out at a Suncor oilsands upgrader, north of Fort McMurray, Alta.


  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that an upgrader fire that broke out north of Fort McMurray, Alta. happened in February, 2012. That fire actually happened in February, 2010.
    Mar 15, 2012 5:29 AM PT
With files from the CBC's Wil Fundal