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CCTV interview: Progress of fire-fighting in Dalian

07-17-2010 14:28 BJT

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For more on the explosions at oil pipelines in northeast China's Dalian City, we're now joined live by Ji Yifei, who's at the scene. Hello, Ji Yifei.

Please update us on the progress of fire-fighting there.

Hello, There is some good news, after 15 hours of fire fighting, the flames were extinguished at about nine o'clock this morning.

A total of 219 fire engines, with more than 1,100 firefighters took part in fighting the blazes.

We can see firefighters are packing up their equipment, which means fire-fighting work is close to an end. There are still some residual fires at the site, but they're not dangerous. However, they are hard to put out, since oil keeps leaking from a tank.

The biggest challenge right now is how to stop the oil spill. But temperatures are too high at present, so it's impossible for anyone to get close to the leakage points. Firefighters are closely monitoring the site, to prevent further damage. Back to you.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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