Explosion at Superior Propane in south end of Barrie, Ont., forces evacuation
|CTVnews 30 Jul 2021 at 14:50|
BARRIE, ONT. -- Emergency crews evacuated an area in the south end of Barrie, Ont., around 2 p.m. Friday as they deal with explosions and a fire at a propane facility.
Police have blocked the area of Lockhart Road and Bayview Drive as crews attend the fire at Superior Propane.
A spokesperson with Barrie Fire and Emergency Services tells CTV News they were "afraid these things could take off like missiles."
Carrie Clarke added there were cylinder docks on fire as thick, black smoke filled the air.
The evacuation zone has a one-kilometer radius in all directions.
Shortly after 3 p.m., officials said the fire was under control and crews were working to extinguish "small spot fires."