08/30/2015 21:59 EDT | Updated 08/30/2016 01:12 EDT

Syncrude says no environmental effect from a fire at an Alberta processing plant

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Syncrude says there was no environmental impact after an explosion and fire at an Alberta processing site near Fort McMurray.

The company says the fire was quickly extinguished at its Mildred Lake upgrader and there were no injuries.

It adds that it's investigating the cause of the incident.

Syncrude says synthetic crude oil production has been temporarily suspended while a recovery and repair strategy is being developed.


The Canadian Press