Surface fire reported at Mach Mining near Johnston City; PHOTO
WILLIAMSON CO.---Reports of a surface fire occurring at Mach Mining LLC, located east of Johnston City/north of Pittsburgh in Williamson County continue to come in to Disclosure.
According to sources this afternoon (shortly before 4 pm) in the area of the mine, the fire is not and was never in the mine, but was a surface fire at a large storage building on the premises. The building, however, is reported to be one that stores thousands of gallons of fuel.
Due to this fact, it's reported that those headed in for that shift this afternoon were told to go home, as evidenced by our source who observed plenty of traffic going away from the site and also observed the flames and smoke (at a considerable distance; the source was unable to provide photos) from the surface fire.
As is typical with anything having to do with the Department of Mines and Minerals, there has been no information put forth about the fire or the conditions at the mines or the facility, which of course prompts more questions and speculation than would have happened if someone in charge had issued a simple statement about 30 minutes after the incident was noticed by people in the vicinity.
We have sources in the area paying attention to it and when we learn anything further, we'll post it. Keep checking back; mark your feeds.
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