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Fire continues at northern B.C. oil rig

03/14/2012 04:35 EDT | Updated 05/14/2012 05:12 EDT

A fire at a drilling rig near Hudson's Hope in northeastern B.C. has been burning for six days, following a blowout Friday night.

Suncor spokesperson Sneh Seetal said while the fire continues to burn, the situation is under control.

"We've brought in well control specialists. We're conducting daily aerial fly-overs by helicopter. The fire has been contained to the site and the site is secure," she said.

Seetal said "a handful" of employees were working at the site at the time of the explosion, but no one was injured. She also said air quality is being monitored and is not a concern at this time.

In February 2010 fire broke out at a Suncor oilsands upgrader, north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

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