100 Mile House Fire Rescue on site at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

South Cariboo Visitor Centre evacuated after gas line hit

Emergency service are on site

100 Mile House Fire-Rescue are responding to the site of the South Cariboo Visitor Centre after a gas line was hit.

“We currently have a natural gas leak that was hit by our Publics Works Department (just on the other side of the fence of the Visitors Centre) so we have natural gas just spewing up right now so we have cordoned off the area,” said Fire Chief Roger Hollander.

The visitor centre, which is on the corner of Highway 97 and Wrangler Way, has been evacuated. The road to the South Cariboo Rec Centre has also been blocked until the leak is secured.

Hollander said he was told by dispatch that the gas company wouldn’t arrive for 25 to 30 minutes. The roadway will be blocked until whenever the line is shut down and secured.

“Nobody injured and no fires. We’re just limited to ignition sources so there are no fires at this point.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Wheels in motion for mountain biking trail project near Clinton

Project to provide immediate employment while resulting in new trail on Jesmond Mountain

Bridge Lake woman wins quintennial quilt

Andrea Glatz lucky winner Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) quintennial Quilt Show draw.

Donex Pharmacy sells $50,000 scratch ticket

Clinton’s Sharon Holland is $50,000 richer thanks to a Super Crossword Scratch… Continue reading

South Cariboo Search and Rescue enjoying a quiet summer

Incidents have been few so far this year

Advocacy for Secwepemc language

Canim Lake Band’s former Chief Michael Archie promoting Secwepemc language learning

STANDING TALL: For some, B.C.’s forest industry is the best office in the world

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

Bad behaviour at B.C. restaurants ignites campaign calling for respect

“If you can’t follow the rules, then stay home,” says BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

The survey was conducted Aug. 7 to 9 among 1,513 Canadians and 1,003 Americans

Oh baby, what a birthday gift: $2.8M raised to help B.C. boy with rare disease

‘We are very thankful to everybody,’ Aryan Deol’s father says

‘Huckleberry’ the bear killed after B.C. residents admit to leaving garbage out for videos

North Shore Black Bear Society said it was local residents who created a ‘death sentence’ for bear

Police investigating after insults, expletives yelled at federal minister’s staff

A 90-second video circulating on social media appears to have been shot by the person who was yelling

5 B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

Lost dog reunited with family 3 months after going missing on remote B.C. trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of its Vancouver Island rescuers

Salmon arrive in larger numbers at Big Bar landslide

Arrival follows historic high-water levels that halted migration runs

Most Read