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Hazelwood coal mine fire [images]

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Victoria's Country Fire Association has released a series of images showing the devastation of the fire at the Hazelwood coal mine, earlier this month. 

Hazelwood owner GDF Suez Australian Energy told Australian Mining a 500m stretch of the mine as alight, but said the blaze was in an area some distance from its normal coal operations.

"The fire is in an old worked-out area of the mine which is a considerable distance from our current mining operations," the spokesman said.

Below is a series of photos taken by the CFA's Keith Pakenham.


 

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