Gibralter Mines has been temporarily shut down.

A press release from Taseko Mines Limited states that while there are no fires in the immediate area of Gibralter which pose any threat to the mine, the fires “have impacted our employees’ ability to travel to the mine.”

The company says it is unclear at this point when milling and mining operations will recommence.

The plan is to restart as soon as possible.

With file from George Henderson, MyCaribooNow.com