FIRST WILD WELL FIRES EXTINGUISHED IN KUWAIT

Firefighters have extinguished the first two oil well fires in Kuwait. Boots & Coots Inc. snuffed the burning wells by pumping liquid nitrogen onto the flames through a venturi tube positioned over the fires and spraying them with water from a Kuwaiti fire truck. Boots & Coots said the procedure works on some small fires but not on most large ones. Red Adair Co. Inc.'s crews also were reported to be trying the method.

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