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Mauritania: Fire broke out at Tasiast factory

The Company Tasiast Mauritania ltd., which exploits Tasiast’s gold mine in the north of Mauritania, declared that a fire broke out at a factory in the mine without causing any casualties.

The mining company said that the fire broke out Tuesday at 22:00, leaving no casualties.

It added that firefighters and emergency intervention teams were immediately deployed at the scene of the fire and that Mauritanian authorities were instantly notified.

Tasiast announced it has opened an inquiry to set the causes of the blaze and assess the damages and promised to provide further details once the inquiry is concluded.

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