As the wildfire situation in British Columbia continues, the Trans Mountain Pipeline and our facilities remain operational and work continues on the Expansion Project where it can be carried out safely. We have equipment and plans in place to protect our facilities in the affected areas, including Kamloops, Merritt and the North Thompson Region.

We take the risk of wildfire very seriously and are prepared for a wide variety of potential scenarios. Our priority remains the health and safety of our workforce, their families and our communities.

Perimeter sprinklers at the Kamloops Terminal

Trans Mountain and our Expansion Project crews continue to assist in the BC wildfire efforts. In several instances, our contractors have helped put out fires, including multiple vehicle fires. Recently, around 80 workers from an Expansion Project crew jumped in to help when a fire broke out in the Hope area.

Laidlaw fire, August 12, 2021

Expansion Project crew help put out fire

Our employees, contractors and general construction contractors continue to be available when BC Wildfire Service or Emergency Management British Columbia needs assistance.

Additionally, in our Merritt Camp Community we are currently housing more than 100 evacuees from surrounding communities and First Nation Bands, along with 40 firefighters.