(CTV) Early Tuesday afternoon, emergency crews were called to a facility north of Fort McMurray due to a fire on a Syncrude site – and Alberta Health Services said one person had been taken to hospital.
Reports started surfacing on social media before 2:30 p.m. – by 3:16 p.m., Syncrude confirmed there was a fire at the Mildred Lake Upgrader.
Officials at Syncrude said the fire started at about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.
RCMP said officers and emergency crews were on the scene of an explosion at the site.
Later in the afternoon, AHS in northern Alberta confirmed through Twitter that one person had been taken to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray.
The unidentified individual was in serious but stable condition.
— MyMcMurray (@MyMcMurray) March 14, 2017