Smoke plume from Mt Arthur Coal Mine

August 28, 2023 4:10 pm in by

A massive black smoke plume is visible in parts of the Upper Hunter this afternoon.

The smoke, travelling high in the sky, is above the Mount Arthur Coal Mine near Muswellbrook.

A spokesperson for owner BHP has told the Hunter Valley Newsroom that the smoke is from some kind of equipment fire at the mine site but was unable to elaborate further at this stage.

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