Around midnight Sunday, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to a fire in the west pit of Peabody’s Rawhide Mine north of Gillette. When CCFD arrived on scene, they found a dozer engulfed in flames.
CCFD worked together with Rawhide’s rescue team to extinguish the fire, according to CCFD Captain Ryan Fox.
According to George Rendon, safety manager at Rawhide, no one was injured in the fire and it is not known yet whether or not the dozer is a total loss. The incident is currently under investigation.