Willow Creek Mine Fire - A Chronology of Events


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Week of November 29, 1998

Drilling of the boreholes into the mine for monitoring and possible gas injection continued. Borehole 1 reached a depth of 702 feet of the 1,000 foot total. Borehole 2 reached a depth of 1,080 feet of the 2,440 foot total depth. Numerous difficulties were encountered causing delays. Borehole 3 reached a depth of 706 feet of the 720 foot of total depth.

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