December 28th, 2011
05:02 PM ET

Rescuers reach trapped miners in Tennessee

Rescuers on Wednesday reached three miners trapped in an eastern Tennessee zinc mine after a fire, and were bringing them to the surface, a fire rescue spokesman said.

They should all be out by 5 p.m. ET, said Capt. Sammy Solomon of New Market Fire Rescue.

The miners were trapped by smoke after a rig fire broke out 800 feet underground Wednesday at the Young Mine in New Market, Solomon said. They were among 54 miners in the mine at the time. The others managed to get out, though two were transported to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    Chi è Hugh Jass ©?
    Dimmi domani.

    December 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT (arkasas hillbilly dentist)

    i was trapped by smoke one time... on my couch....

    i bought a killer bag of weed and couldn't move after smoking it..

    December 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonathanWP

      what? u dont make sense. u must be pulling our colective leg. if u smoked it why didnt u jus giddy up and walk off into your kitchen?

      December 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JonathanWP

    These dumb autherities need to do what they did do to rescue those porto rican miners last year and bring all the minors to safety.

    88 . WP . Peace

    December 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I don't get the ©, JIF©?

    December 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pidgeon

    They need major medical, boyyyy!

    December 29, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. TCR C2

    @nsaidi look at #2 on pulling personal from afghanistan office this person needs to be stoped

    December 29, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
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