Willow Creek Mine Fire - A Chronology of Events


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Week of February 14, 1999

Mine rescue teams re-entered the mine and successfully completed reventilation of the D Seam Bleeder Entries from the No. 32 crosscut to the No. 40 Crosscut. Three explosion-resistant seals remained to be built in the D Seam Bleeders at week's end. These seals are being constructed in the No. 3 entry inby crosscut 30, and in the connectors between the Bleeder and longwall tailgate at No. 37 and No. 38 crosscuts.



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