West Virginia Mine Fire-19 escape-2 miners not found
Two miners are trapped in West Virginia. I recieved a call last night at around 8pm saying there was a fire at a Massey mines. Here is the report. 19 miners made it out unharmed.
It seems most are just concerned with the mines safety record. You can read about that here. Is anyone seeing a difference in this and Sago? The media is under control it seems. No circus yet. No badgering of the family.
There are six miles of tunnels in the section where the fire occurred, according to a map. By 6:30 a.m. Friday, two rescue teams had moved past the fire, which was smoldering, and were trying to reach the mine car the miners took to get into the section.
6 miles of tunnels should mean lots of places for the two miners to find good air. The rescue teams are past the point of the fire. I am very confident we will see the 2 miners rescued today. That is my opinion.