~ from the Office of the Chief
On behalf of Council, I wanted to reach out to membership regarding the emergency vehicles within the Mt Paul Industrial Park. Currently there is an ammonia leak at one of the businesses in the area of East Sarcee Street and Mount Paul Industrial Park. Kamloops Fire Rescue is on the scene with a Hazardous Materials Team.
The scene is now stable and the evacuated businesses and other citizens can go about their businesses. One individual was transported to RIH and sadly we can confirm there was one fatality as a result of this incident.
We ask that everyone avoid the area to allow Kamloops Fire Rescue to do their job. The RCMP, Work Safe BC, and the BC Coroners office are all engaged in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing as to how the ammonia was released.