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3 miners rescued from Tenn. mine after fire

Authorities: 3 miners rescued from Tenn. zinc mine after fire underground, 2 others hurt By The Associated Press

NEW MARKET, Tenn. (AP) ' Three miners trapped by smoke underground in a Tennessee zinc mine have been rescued after a fire started on a drill rig.

Tim Wilder, of the Jefferson County EMA, said the three were helped out of the mine by a rescue team after about three hours underground Wednesday. They appear to be unharmed but are being taken to a hospital.

Nyrstar, the company that operates the mine, says the miners were in "fine spirits."



Two other miners were also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.


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