Wildfires Bring Huckleberry Mine to a Halt

19 August 2010 (Last Updated August 19th, 2010 18:30)

Canada's Imperial Metals has suspended operations at its Huckleberry mine in northern British Columbia due to wildfires in the area. The mine operations were temporarily suspended from 16 August. In a statement, Imperial said the mine workforce has been reduced to a maintenance cr

Canada's Imperial Metals has suspended operations at its Huckleberry mine in northern British Columbia due to wildfires in the area.

The mine operations were temporarily suspended from 16 August.

In a statement, Imperial said the mine workforce has been reduced to a maintenance crew.

The wildfires, which are about 50km from the plant site, have put the access road and power line to the mine at risk.

Imperial Metals owns a 50% stake in the Huckleberry open pit copper and molybdenum mine.