Fire at Sino Iron

CITIC Pacific Mining has confirmed that a fire prompted the suspension of operations at the A$16 billion Sino Iron magnetite operation at Cape Preston in the Pilbara yesterday afternoon.

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CITIC told MNN that the fire was put out quickly and no one was injured, with the blaze reported to be within an obsolete, non-operational sampler within the tailings thickener.