Fire at southern Alberta grain elevator sends 3 to hospital
A grain elevator, near Brooks, Alta., caught fire Wednesday afternoon. (Supplied/Mike St. Onge)
CALGARY -- Three workers have been taken to hospital in non-life threatening condition after they were hurt in a fire that broke out at a grain elevator in Brooks, Alta.
Officials say crews, including the Brooks Fire Department, Brooks EMS and Fortis, were called to the scene, in a rural area west of the JBS Canada meat plant, at about 1:34 p.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters are still actively fighting the blaze, which broke out in a grain elevator.
All three of the injured workers were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The public is asked to avoid the area until further notice.
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, along with Brooks RCMP, will conduct a full investigation once the fire has been brought under control.