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Truck in flames in the Garpenberg mine – was quickly extinguished

the Production was going on in the Garpenberg mine, when the alarm of fire came, at 08.41 o'clock in the morning.

snatched out to the mine, and an hour later it was stated that the fire be extinguished. The police were still left at the site.

" We have not gone into the mine, they do emergency services, so we have no information about what the situation is. The fire should be extinguished and we have no information on that someone should have come to harm, said police presstalesperson Jens auf der Heide.

, which owns the mine, what happened.

" It was a truck that was a leak in a hydraulic pump, which sprayed out so that it struck fire. Släcksystemet on the truck, tripped and choked the fire rather immediately. Then it was the driver who also took a powder and sprinkled on a little bit more to ensure it was extinguished, so there was no greater danger, " says the production manager, Niklas Karlsson, on the Boliden Mineral in Garpenberg.

the Incident occurred in the ground on the 900-meter level.

the routines, the alarm went 08.41 and all 88 persons who were during the earth sat in the räddningskammaren after 10-15 minutes.

Within the period of time was also the fire extinguished.

"We practice evacuation drills quite frequently and it is seen that it is given effect," says Niklas Karlsson.

after all the staff gathered at the ground level and briefats if it happened.

– There was very little smoke from the truck, and no one was injured.

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