19 December 2018

Turnu-Arad gas well 451 on fire

One of the difficult interventions of firefighters was at the Turnu gas well No 451 in May 1982. On May 3rd, around 7 p.m., the gas well escaped in free eruption, and on May 5 it burned, the flames reaching 65 -70 meters, while the surrounding crater was measuring 35 meters in diameter. 29 fire trucks from Arad, Bihor, Timis, Hunedoara, as well as two turbo jets from Pitesti and Ploiesti were on the spot to fight with the fire. On May 10, a gas explosion occurred in well area. 23 civilians, workers at Turnu gas well, have lost their lives. 

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