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Costerfield mine fire

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  4.59 PM 15 December, 2015

Location: District 2 News

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CFA crews were called to reports of a fire at an underground mine in McNichols Lane in Costerfield around 3pm today (15 December).

CFA District 2 Operations Officer Chris Jacobsen confirmed a piece of machinery was on fire underground in the mine.

“We had 28 people underground at the time, who moved to a safe place while CFA crews extinguished the fire.”

The fire was called under control at 3.25pm.

“All 28 people have been accounted for; they are safe and well and have been moved to above ground,” Mr Jacobson said.

“This is a great example of the mine staff having practised an emergency plan which had a successful outcome.”

Seven crews attended from Costerfield, Heathcote, Tooborac and Bendigo.

Last Updated: 15 December 2015