Smoko fire blamed on butt

A FIRE at an underground metalliferous mine in New South Wales may have been caused by errant smokers disobeying the mine’s no smoking policy, the state’s Resources Regulator believes.

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The aftermath of the fire

Reported to the regulator last week, the underground fire started in a pile of rubbish near a meal room.

The fire led to the evacuation of all workers.

Fortunately there were no injuries incurred.