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First Mining operations suspended due to forest fires

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Due to a forest fire one kilometer from its operations, First Mining announced today that it was suspending operations.

The company's Springpole gold project is located in northwestern Ontario.

"Due to the proximity of the forest fire, First Mining has temporarily suspended operations at Springpole, and MNRF firefighters are currently staged at the Springpole site working to contain the fire. All First Mining staff and contractors have been demobilized from the Project and are safe and accounted for, and at this point there is no damage to infrastructure at the Springpole camp. The Company is monitoring the situation closely and will provide timely updates on any material developments to the situation," wrote the company in a statement.

First Mining touts Springpole as being one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Canada. The results of a positive pre-feasibility study were announced in January and permitting activities are on-going with submission of an environmental impact statement targeted for this year.

Keith Neumeyer is the company's chair.

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