CALGARY, Alberta, March 14 There was an
explosion and fire at the Syncrude oil sands plant in northern
Alberta on Tuesday, according to a contractor working on site
who witnessed the incident.
The contractor, who declined to be named because he is not
authorised to speak to the media, said the explosion occurred
around 2 p.m. local time.
Syncrude, which is majority-owned by Suncor Energy,
did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said officers received a
call about the fire at 2:15 p.m. and are investigating.
(Reporting by Nia Williams and Ethan Lou; Editing by Chris