Over 100 miners were evacuated when it was clear the fire was too fierce

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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350 jobs lost at UK Coal

UK Coal has confirmed it has gone into administration with 350 jobs lost following the fire at the Daw Mill Colliery, Warwickshire, in March.