In the area of the Nikolsky coal mine on Sakhalin, a methane release occurred, followed by a fire on a drilling rig, reports website GU EMERCOM in the Sakhalin region.
It is noted that the incident happened during geological exploration work. According to preliminary data, no one was hurt as a result of the incident.
“There is no threat of spreading the fire to the population,” the emergency department noted.
At present, methane flaring is observed, the height of the flare is about two meters. A source Interfax clarified that at the time of the incident there were no miners in the mine.
As a reminder, on January 9, almost two hundred miners were evacuated in Kuzbass due to smoke at the Sheregeshskaya mine. In August last year in the Kemerovo region, four miners were injured during a rock collapse at the Erunakovskaya-8 mine.