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Russia sends in army to extinguish oil well fire raging for 6 days

Russia sends in army to extinguish oil well fire raging for 6 days

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Video shows how blaze has burned for 6 days in Irkutsk region. The Russian army has been called in to extinguish a blazing wellhead belonging to the country’s smallest oil company, Irkutsk Oil Company (INK) . The fire has started on 30 May when the mixture of oil and gas was ejected into a junction box due to depressurization of the connecting hose. The fire in the Yarakta oil field is hundreds of kilometres from the nearest settlements and has posed no threat to life; no-one was hurt by the fire.
Source: Russia sends in army to extinguish oil well fire raging for 6 days

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