Investigation into Steveston condominium blast increasing

A day after a pure fuel explosion rocked a Steveston condominium complicated, the investigation into what triggered the blast is increasing.

The investigation will now embrace Technical Security BC, which oversees the set up and operation of technical tools within the province.

On the time of the blast, staff have been within the unit the place it occurred servicing a pure fuel fire.

“Technical Security BC has despatched a Fuel Security Officer and a member of our Incident Investigations staff to look into this additional, and perceive the foundation causes and circumstances that led to this occasion,” the company mentioned in a press release.

“We don’t wish to speculate on the reason for the incident and can present additional data after our investigation is full. To our data, the fuel work being executed within the constructing was being executed by a licensed contractor beneath the suitable permits.”

The explosion triggered vital harm to 4 models within the constructing, shifting inside partitions and forcing residents out for an indefinite time frame.

Ralf Exner was exterior on the time of the explosion and says the pressure of it felt like somebody shoving him.

“I heard a loud explosion and I appeared up and I noticed these roof soffits blowing out and insulation coming down,” he mentioned. “And I really sat right here and I felt the shockwave from it.”

Technical Security BC says it will likely be working with the Metropolis of Richmond and the fireplace division because it investigates what led to the explosion.