Production at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine has halted following an underground fire. The fire occurred at a mined out area where cleaning operations were underway.

“The fire has been contained and we continue to monitor the gas readings. We will be able to extinguish the fire in the next couple of days, enabling production to recommence,” said Harmony CEO Graham Briggs.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Employees were brought to safety and no injuries were reported. Production may resume early next week.

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