High Prairie, AB (May 20, 2022, 9:30 a.m. MT) Tolko can confirm that at 5 a.m. MT on May 20, 2022, a fire started at Tolko’s High Prairie division. The mill was evacuated, and the local fire department worked to extinguish the fire. All employees have been accounted for; one employee was injured and sent to hospital, and they are now recovering.
The fire was contained after approximately 90 minutes and the fire department remains on site to monitor for any flare-ups. Once it has been confirmed that the fire is out and it is safe to re-enter the mill, staff will begin to assess the damage.
We want to thank local fire crews for their support this morning. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.
For more information, contact:
Chris Downey, Communications Advisor
Tolko Industries Ltd.
M: (250) 306-0929