Fort MacLeod RCMP assist Fire and EMS with possible chemical exposure at campground

Fort MacLeod, Alberta – On July 25, 2021, at 11:20 p.m., Fort MacLeod RCMP, along with Fire and EMS, responded to a campground for a report of several people having trouble breathing.

Ambulances from Alberta Health Services, Blood Tribe, Pincher Creek and Picture Butte, Alta., attended the scene to assess and transport patients who were suffering from respiratory issues. Approximately 6 people were assessed at the scene and 3 were transported to local hospitals.

(File Photo) Ambulance
(File Photo) Ambulance

The preliminary investigation indicated that there may have been a chemical leak from an unknown source. The Fort MacLeod Fire Department attended and searched for the source of the possible chemical leak and no contaminants were found in the campground and surrounding area. Air quality tests indicated that any hazardous material was no longer present and the area was deemed safe for the public.

Fort MacLeod RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. If anyone has information on suspicious vehicles or possible sources of this leak, they are asked to please contact Fort MacLeod RCMP at 403-553-7200 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Fort MacLeod RCMP

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