12 Apr 2011

Fire out at Waikato mine

6:37 pm on 12 April 2011

Fire-fighters have extinguished a blaze that took hold in a large diesel tank at a coal mine in Waikato.

A truck was refuelling from the 50,000-litre tank at the Glen Coe coal mine in Kopuku, near Maramarua, when the fire broke out just after 3pm on Tuesday.

A Fire Service spokesperson says 40 fire-fighters attended the blaze.

No fuel leaked from the tank and foam used to extinguish the fire was contained on-site, he says.

No one was injured in the incident.