A fire at a NAL Energy’s Star Valley oil storage facility in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada, has seen local residents evacuated.
The fire broke out on Monday night and burned through until 3pm yesterday, local time, and about 15-20 people were evacuated.
The company says no one has been injured in the event and according to a local publication, residents living nearby believe the fire started with a lightning strike.
An investigation is due to begin today as no one has been allowed on the site since the fire was extinguished due to hot oil still lying on the ground.
The facility, which is unmanned, will affect about 300 barrels a day of production until the storage is fixed. NAL Energy currently produces about 29,000 barrels per day in the surrounding area.