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BC forest fire forces evacuation at Innergex Renewable Energy hydro project

The "Boulder Creek" fire was ignited by lightning on June 30 and quickly spread to over 12,000 hectares.


July 6, 2015
by PLANT Staff

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.’s Upper Lillooet Hydro Project (ULHP) construction site in BC has been impacted by a forest fire that swept through the region over the weekend.

On July 4, all personnel were safely evacuated from the construction site, home to the Boulder Creek and Upper Lillooet River hydroelectric projects.

The “Boulder Creek” fire was ignited by lightning on June 30 and quickly spread to over 12,000 hectares, sweeping through the area of the construction site on July 5.

The fire is one of many currently active in BC, caused by unusually hot and dry weather conditions.

The evacuation order remains in effect.

The company has not yet been able to determine the extent of any damages.

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is an independent renewable power producer founded in 1990. It develops, owns and operates 33 run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, and solar photovoltaic farms in Quebec, Ontario, BC, and Idaho, USA. Its facilities have an installed capacity of 687 megawatts.

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