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The fire on the gas-well in the Volgograd Region being fought for the third day
10.08.2009 17:44
The fire on the gas-well in the Volgograd Region being fought for the third day

A serious fire has been fought for 60 hours on the gas-well of the Kudinovskoe gas-field in the Frolovskiy district of the Volgograd region. The flame body reaches 50 metres. The firemen, the officers of the MES (Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia) local department and the special team of the Lukoil Company, who disposes the gas-well, are involved into the fire fight. 108 people and 38 units of equipment are at the scene.
      
      The fire outbreak happened on Friday, August, 07 about 11.00 p.m. The temperature in the fire hazard was too high, and the firemen had to call for assistance.
      
      According to the MES press office, there is no ganger for the ecology and the settlements. The fire broke allegedly out during the attempt of the unknown persons to pump out the fuel, which appears as the gas rises from the well. The burned petrol-tank vehicle near the gas-well is supposed to belong to the malefactors, whose personalities are to be identified.
      
      Sources: www.rg.ru, www.5-tv.ru


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