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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