Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) announced today that operations at Teck Highland Valley Copper in south-central British Columbia have been temporarily suspended due to an evacuation order issued by the District of Logan Lake in response to wildfire activity in the area.
“All workers are being safely demobilized from the site with the exception of a small number of employees necessary to responsibly ensure safety and environmental protection,” wrote the company. “There is currently no risk to infrastructure of the operation. Teck is closely monitoring wildfire conditions and will restart operations once the evacuation order is lifted and it is deemed safe to do so.”
Teck forecasts between 128,000 and 133,000 tonnes of copper production from Highland in 2021.
On Thursday the city of Logan Lake evacuated about 2,000 residents due to forest fires in the regions, about 21 kilometers east of the mine.
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