Oil Well Fire – level 1

15-06-2020 15:00

Last week, a fire starts at an oilfield in Siberia, Russia. Oilfield workers want to stop the fire with water. However, they are not successful. They do not have enough water. After one week, the oil company asks the Russian army to help.

The army uses a special gun. The gun makes an explosion. This helps stop the fire. The explosion needs oxygen. The fire does not get enough oxygen. The fire stops. However, a lot of heat makes the work difficult.

In the past, the Soviet Union uses nuclear tests to stop gas and oil well fires.

Difficult words: oilfield (a place with a lot of oil in the ground), explosion (when something blows apart with a lot of noise), well (a deep hole that gets water, oil, or gas from the ground).

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