(a) The first person to discover a fire and any person in the vicinity shall take prompt steps to extinguish the fire.
(b) If the fire cannot be quickly extinguished, word shall be sent immediately to a competent official of the mine, who shall take charge and order all workmen out of the affected area except those designated for fire fighting.
(c) If the fire gets out of control, workmen shall be withdrawn pending action to flood or seal off the affected area. The phase shall be under the direction of the senior mine official available, in consultation with the chief of the division or a designated inspector.
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