Daw Mill Colliery's future remains in doubt this morning following a fire which broke out on Friday afternoon.
Over the last year, the future of the colliery has been the subject of significant uncertainty.
The company is said to be consulting with the workforce over the coming weeks.
– Kevin McCullough, Chief Executive for UK Coal
This fire is on a scale not seen for decades. I want to thank everyone in the mine that day for their professionalism and commitment.
It is said there is no risk or impact from the fire to residents living close to the site or above the mine.