What is this mysterious flashing orange sky over North Vancouver?

Why did the clouds over the northern area of Vancouver started glowing bright orange late on November 6, 2015?

Fires? Explosions? Anyone know what was happening near the Chevron refinery in Burnaby?

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What is this mysterious orange glow over North Burnaby? Twitter

Strong winds hit on December 6, 2015 the Chevron plant and much of the Burnaby Mountain area, triggering a large power outage.

Therefore, the refinery at Burrard Inlet activated its safety protocols.

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The orange light was flickering and lighting up the clouds in North Burnaby baffling residents of Vancouver. Photo: Twitter

As a result, a large elevated gas flare – they burn off excess hydrocarbon gases created by the production process – was burning much larger than usual.

Eerie…

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The Chevon’s refinery gas flare was burning like hell. Photo: Sandy Hanson / VanCityBuzz

As a result of these strong winds, 42,000 B.C. Hydro customers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley were without power.

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