Fire at PotashCorp Cory mine damages building
SASKATOON – No one was injured Tuesday evening after a structure fire at the PotashCorp (PCS) Cory mine just west of Saskatoon.
Saskatoon firefighters were called out to the mine just before 10 p.m. and arrived to find smoke and flame coming from the third floor roof.
PCS were already pouring water on the exterior of the building.
Saskatoon firefighters went to the roof above the fire to evaluate the extent and progress of the blaze.
Crews brought the blaze under control in about 40 minutes and the aerial unit was set up to put out spot fires.
Officials say the fire started above the scrubber room which expels heat and steam from drying potash through a large exhaust.
There is no damage estimate at this time