ZERBE TOWNSHIP — Since Saturday morning more than 400,000 gallons of water has flowed into a nearly vertical abandoned mine feature that continues to burn an unknown type and amount of material.

A thick, white smoke spilled from the narrow mine opening at times Tuesday evening as a crew from Tri-County Spreading applied some 200,000 gallons of water sourced from a pond. The contractor also applied 165,000 gallons on the weekend after it was awarded Friday an emergency contract by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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