Sanborn Creek Mine Fire

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Week of February 7, 1999

Drilling of the Water Infusion Borehole was completed on February 11th at 1:30 a.m. Water will be pumped into this borehole in order to inundate the suspected fire area. The company began pumping water into the mine on February 12th at 2:00 p.m. At Noon on February 13th approximately 1.8 million gallons of water had been pumped into the mine.

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