Fire halts Red Lake production

12th August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

PERTH ( – Gold miner Evolution Mining has been forced to evacuate staff and temporarily suspend operations at its Red Lake gold mine, in Ontario, due to the threat of a nearby forest fire.

The miner on Wednesday said that there has been no damage to any of the infrastructure at the operation and that all employees and contractors are safe and accounted for.

The company is working with authorities and the community to help contain the fire and to provide assistance where needed.

The temporary suspension of operations was not expected to impact production expectations for the September quarter, the company added.