Underground fire at Nutrien Lanigan mine

All workers at the Nutrien Lanigan potash mine are safe after an underground fire in the facility.

The fire began Sept. 25 at approximately 1 pm. Emergency crews extinguished the fire right away.

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Following the mine’s protocols, the 101 workers in the mine at the time went into refugee stations and stayed there until 6:30 pm.

Emergency crews then examined the air quality, making sure it was safe for the employees.

There will now be an investigation into the fire, said Will Tigley, a Nutrien spokesperson.

“The cause of the fire itself is unknown but we’re working with the authorities to determine the cause.”

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