Fire forces mining camp evacuation

Hundreds of workers were forced to evacuate a Queensland mining camp after part of the facility caught on fire.

A fire, that broke out in the camp's mess, saw more than 200 workers evacuated, according to the ABC.

The Duck Creek Workers Camp, located at Injune, is run by Murphy Pipe & Civil and houses workers building a pipeline running from the Surat Basin to Gladstone.

A MPC spokesperson told Australian Mining the fire broke out early on Friday morning.

While "the exact cause of the fire is currently being investigated, we can confirm that the fire started within the kitchen area of the camp," the spokesperson said.

As part of MPC's safety procedures all 240 workers were evacuated from from the camp to an emergency point for roll call.

Local fire teams were quickly on scence and managed to swiftly bring the fire under control.

MPC added that while the fire was an unfortunate incident "the fact that in the middle of the night, and after a 12 hour shift of hard work, more than 240 people were able to be safely evacuated from their individual rooms and into a safe location without any injury, showed the camp's emergency evacuation plans were fit for purpose and implemented in a professional manner". 

No one was injured in the incident.

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