UPDATE 1-Imperial Metals’ Huckleberry mine operations halted

* Says wildfires threaten power line, road access

* Says mine workforce reduced to maintenance crew

* Shares fall 3 pct

Aug 17 (BestGrowthStock) – Canadian miner Imperial Metals Corp
(III.TO: ) said operations at its Huckleberry mine in northern
British Columbia were temporarily suspended on Monday due to
wildfires in the area.

The mine workforce has been reduced to a maintenance crew
only, the company said in a statement.

The wildfires, which are about 50 kilometers from the plant
site, have put the access road and power line to the mine at
risk, the company added.

Imperial Metals, which recently reported a narrower
first-quarter loss, has a 50 percent stake in the Huckleberry
open pit copper and molybdenum mine.

Shares of the company, which have quadrupled in value in
the last one year, fell about 3 percent to C$15.88 Tuesday
afternoon on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by
Anne Pallivathuckal)

UPDATE 1-Imperial Metals’ Huckleberry mine operations halted