Fire in No. 11 South, No. 26 Colliery, Glace Bay

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 774, 1976

W. LeBlanc, Assistant Director of Mineral Resource Planning, and J. Phalen, Mines Planning, Cape Breton Development Corporation, Sydney, N.S.

This paper tells the story of a serious mine fire on a mechanized long-wall face in a submarine coal mine at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The story gives, in chronological order, a technical account of the steps taken to investigate, fight and contain the fire. The time during which the events took place spans from June 19 to November 7, 1975.
Keywords: Coal mining, Mine safety, Glace Bay collieries, Devco, Underground fires, Fire fighting.