- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

WHITE HALL, W.Va. (AP) - Crews are excavating the site of an underground mine fire in Marion County that has burned for several months.

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater tells The Times West Virginian (https://bit.ly/1HqABWl ) that the project is expected to be completed within the next 30 days.

The fire is burning in an area adjacent to U.S. 250 in White Hall.

The contractors discovered an underground flame while excavating in the area last week. Gillenwater says the contractors hope the flame was the main source of heat that has caused smoke coming from the old mine site.

There are numerous businesses and homes in the area.


Information from: Times West Virginian, https://www.timeswv.com

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