British Columbia's premier commends emergency responders who tackled Babine Forest Products explosion and fire, reaches out to Burns Lake community with support

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , January 21, 2012 (press release) – Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on last night's explosion at Babine Forest Products near Burns Lake:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured and with their families. I join all British Columbians in praying for their speedy recovery.

"There has been a remarkable response from across the region. I want to thank all the emergency responders, health officials and local officials for the incredible job done under very difficult circumstances.

"As officials remain on the scene, I want Mayor Luke Strimbold and the entire community to know they have the full support of government as they go through this very difficult time."

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