Micro Computers Assist in Extinguishing a Bituminous Coal Mine Fire
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1988
The United States Steel Mining Co., Inc. recently experienced a major mine fire at the Cumberland Mine. This mine is located in Greene County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. and is mining a high volatile bituminous coal seam (Pittsburgh Seam). The mine fire was success- fully controlled and extinguished without loss of life or serious injury to any miner or mine rescue personnel and finally reopened within 40 days of its inception.