Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

WAR WITH IRAQ | IN BRIEF/IRAQ

Kuwaiti Firefighters Snuff Out Oil Well Blaze

March 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Kuwaiti firefighters attacking blazes at oil wells in southern Iraq say they've found telltale signs of sabotage.

But it appears Iraqi troops may have disobeyed orders to blow up the wells or prepared explosives that were too weak to do serious damage.

It took Kuwaiti firefighters only 15 minutes and two water cannons to snuff out the first fire at a booby-trapped Iraqi oil well.

Although fighting nearby forced some firefighters to clear out of the region, Kuwait's senior firefighter said he believes crews can douse the six remaining blazes in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field within two weeks.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|