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General Crear of the Army Corps of Engineers talks with Larry Flak of Boots and Coots near a burning oil well just extinguished by Boots and Coots in Iraq's Rumaila Oil Field. Flak headed the 1991 firefighting effort in Kuwait that extinguished more than 700 oil well fires placed by retreating Iraqi troops. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.

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General Crear of the Army Corps of Engineers talks with Larry Flak of Boots and Coots near a burning oil well just extinguished by Boots and Coots in Iraq's Rumaila Oil Field. Flak headed the 1991 firefighting effort in Kuwait that extinguished more than 700 oil well fires placed by retreating Iraqi troops. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.