A major fire at its Daw Mill Colliery could threaten the viability of operator UK Coal, its chief executive has warned. The fire forced UK Coal to evacuate more than 100 underground workers from Daw Mill, one of three deep coal mines it operates. UK Coal said on Monday it was unlikely to re-open the mine, a site which had already been facing an uncertain future, Reuters reported.
See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/9894134/We-need-Government-help-says-UK-Coal.html.