Emergency patrol needed to quell excavator fire

A MAJOR fire occurred on an excavator in a dangerous incident at a New South Wales open cut coal mine.

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An emergency crew was needed to quell the excavator fire.

The machine had been back in service for one hour after maintenance. 
 
After the fire began, the suppression system activated and four water carts were used to control the fire.
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