The Chief Executive of UK Coal, Kevin McCullough, has told ITV News Central that the safety of miners was the main concern following the large underground fire on Friday 22 February.
By 9:30pm, all 106 miners were evacuated when the colliery realised it was 'incapable of controlling the fire'.
Around 650 jobs may now be at risk.
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