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Fire at Pinnacle’s Houston BC facility halts operations

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Operations at Pinnacle Renewable energy’s facility in Houston, British Columbia, have been temporarily suspended following a fire.

According to Pinnacle, operations were suspended as a result of a ‘fire-related event’ on 25 November in the facility’s dryer area. The company reported that three employees sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

In a statement, Pinnacle said it “expresses thanks” to the first response personnel who attended the site, adding: “WorkSafeBC and relevant authorities have been notified and a preliminary investigation is underway to determine the cause of the event. No date has been set for the resumption of operations.”