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Oil well fire specialists of Wild Well Control, Inc. of Texas cap a Kuwait oil well after extinguishing one of the 700 fires that raged in the fields during the Gulf War. Working in high winds with ambient temperature well over 100 degrees F, workers dressed in Nomex suits drank 10-20 liters of water a day. (July, 1991).

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Oil well fire specialists of Wild Well Control, Inc. of Texas cap a Kuwait oil well after extinguishing one of the 700 fires that raged in the fields during the Gulf War. Working in high winds with ambient temperature well over 100 degrees F, workers dressed in Nomex suits drank 10-20 liters of water a day. (July, 1991).