- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 3, 2004
When a burning gusher shoots flames into the air, only a handful of men know how to snuff out the monster. Join us for a scorching hour as we review the rich history of this ''breed apart.''
- Learn about pioneers like Paul "Red" Adair.
- Trace the evolution of techniques and technology over the past century.
- An up-close look at one of the world's most dangerous jobs.
They are visions worthy of hell – pillars of flame that can explode hundreds of feet in the air and burn for weeks or more. The are oil well fires, and the men who put them out have one of the most dangerous jobs on earth.
MODERN MARVELS® heads into the flames to see how the conflagrations are contained and controlled. From the use of explosives to the exploits of pioneers like Myron Kinley, OIL FIRE FIGHTING explores every aspect of this extraordinary occupation. Whether in the blistering Iraqi desert or the surging waters of the North Sea, only a handful of people have the skill to snuff a burning gusher, and this riveting program shows how they do it.