Major fire shuts Daw Mill for at least three months

A MAJOR fire broke out underground at under-threat Warwickshire coal mine Daw Mill on Friday.

The mine will now be closed for at least three months, owner UK Coal says.

The fire broke out just after 3.30pm at a depth of 540m and a distance of 8km from the bottom of the main shaft, and rapidly took over the tailgate area.

As a precaution, UK Coal safely evacuated 92 underground workers from the mine. 

A specialised team of 14 underground workers, trained in fire fighting, remained at the scene to extinguish... For the full story register now for free or login below...