Syncrude Confirms Fire At Mildred Lake Upgrading Complex

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Syncrude Confirms Fire At Mildred Lake Upgrading Complex

Emergency crews are responding to an explosion at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake Upgrading Complex.

Media Relations Advisor with Syncrude Will Gibson confirms to Fort McMurray News the blaze broke out shortly before 2:00 p.m Tuesday.

Gibson says the safety of their workers is top priority.

“So our focus is responding to this incident which includes ensuring the people on our site are safe. For right now access on our site is currently restricted to Syncrude personal to allow us to officially respond to this incident.”

Wood Buffalo RCMP say one lane of traffic on Highway 63 southbound is closed, as police are assisting with the evacuation of non-essential services from site.

Multiple buses are also arriving on site for employees.

Still no word on what caused the explosion. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
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