Syncrude Emergency Services and Operations personnel have isolated and controlled a fire that occurred in the Mildred Lake Upgrader on Tuesday afternoon.

One Syncrude employee was injured and immediately attended to by Syncrude Emergency Services prior to being transported to hospital for medical attention.

Syncrude is providing support and resources to the employee’s family during this difficult time, the company stated.

All non-essential employees and contractors have been removed from the immediate area to allow response crews to manage the situation. The appropriate regulators have been notified.

“The safety of everyone remains our top priority and our focus is on responding to the incident,” Syncrude added.