Lawsuit filed in connection to explosion in Fort McMurray fire aftermath

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The blast took place in the Dickinsfield neighbourhood while the entire city was under an evacuation order because of a powerful wildfire.

The lawsuit alleges the explosion was the result of the improper restoration of natural gas service to the community in the disaster’s aftermath, Calgary-based Higgerty Law said in a news release Friday.

Asked to comment on the lawsuit, George Lidgett, managing director of pipelines and liquids for Atco, said the company is “tremendously proud” of its efforts to respond to the Fort McMurray wildfire.

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