Loveridge Mine Fire - A Chronology of Events

MSHA - LRIDGE Mine Fire Image
Seal At St. Leo Shaft Air Shaft Covered With Sand and Tarp

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Weeks of July 5, 1999 through July 10, 2000

The Loveridge No. 22 Mine has been sealed at the surface openings since June 22, 1999 to extinguish an underground fire in the 2 Left off 8 North area of the mine. After sealing, the mine atmosphere stabilized at 25 - 45 percent methane, less than 3 percent oxygen and 10 - 20 ppm CO.

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