An explosion at a southeast Calgary distillery had firefighters responding Tuesday afternoon.
The Calgary Fireplace Division mentioned stories of an explosion at a distillery positioned on the 1500 block of 34 Avenue SE got here in round 1:20 p.m. Smoke could possibly be seen from the Highfield 16 Fireplace Station which was a number of blocks from the incident.
The hearth captain instantly referred to as for a working hearth whereas en path to the scene, a CFD launch mentioned.
About 100 workers have been evacuated as a result of activation of the fireplace alarm system. One worker was reported to be within the constructing the place the explosion occurred, however the CFD mentioned they escaped with out incident.
Fireplace crews mentioned the explosion occurred within the ductwork of the dry home space, or brewing space, of the distillery. The duct work was positioned on the roof.
The ensuing harm was restricted to a big vessel and ductwork on the roof, and the constructing’s hearth suppression system was activated because of this.
Firefighters will stay on the scene till no additional sizzling spots are discovered, the CFD mentioned. A fireplace investigator is presently attempting to find out the precise origin and explanation for the explosion.
No accidents have been reported.
Anybody with images or movies of the incident is requested to share them with the investigator at email@example.com.