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METHODS OF FIRE FIGHTING IN UNDERGROUND WORKINGS OF MINES

Issue 4 and Volume 87.

METHODS OF FIRE FIGHTING IN UNDERGROUND WORKINGS OF MINES Teaching of Miners in Fire Prevention, and Rescuing, Important—When a Mine on Fire Should Be Sealed and Unsealed WITHOUT a doubt the most hazardous mine fire to combat is one occurring in a dry, dusty bituminous coal mine, which, in burning, generates explosive gas in the fire area. Fortunately this condition does not exist in Ontario, as we have no coal mines in the province, and a fire in a metal mine is not as hazardous to combat as a fire in a coal mine; explosive gas is rarely found and explosive dust is not a factor in metal mining; the gases given off during metal mine fire however, are generally much more difficult to control because the ventilation in most of such mines is inadequate and poorly controlled. The methods for attacking a mine fire can only be taught in…

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