UPDATE: Grande Prairie RCMP has confirmed that workers at the well site were transferring frac water into a tank when it exploded at 10:45 this morning. No injuries have been reported, and employees were evacuated as the Grovedale Fire Department responded. The fire has since been contained, and it has been deemed not criminal in nature. Along with the AER, Occupational Health and Safety has also been contacted.
Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a fire in a water receiving tank at the Secure Energy Services facility on Highway 40, 29 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.
Manager Stan Moodie says traffic was tied up briefly, but both lanes should now be open.
He adds that there is no concern for public safety.
The Alberta Energy Regulator has been notified, and is monitoring the situation.