kraanwater: Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Adair
Telecommie: Some astounding footage of oil we’ll fire fighting after the first Iraq war included in Werner Herzog’s Lessons of Darkness.
steigst: Actually this isn’t Paul Adair, it is Asger “Boots” Hansen who worked for Adair before leaving to form his own company with another of Adair’s former employees ‘Coots’ Mathews.
Co-founded with ‘Coots’ Matthews Boots & Coots International Well Control in 1978 after both men were fired by ‘Red’ Adair. All three men put out one of the most famous oil well fires in history, the so-called “Devil’s Cigarette Lighter” in Gassi Touil, Algeria in 1961.
JellyKaques: Didn’t look like he was doing too great with that fire.