An underwater oil pipeline was the cause of a giant oil slick fire in Moscow, Russia last week. Seriously, you have to see this video.
The state-owned oil pipeline company Transneft initially confirmed its pipeline was involved in the unfortunate spill. But once the blaze was under control and the pipeline could be analyzed, no damage could be found, according to reports.
“The incident occurred at the site of passage of the pipe. But a two-hour-long check has shown that the main pipeline is operating normally,” Igor Demin, a company spokesman, stated in Russia Today.
The underwater pipeline carried jet kerosene, gasoline and diesel to a Moscow Refinery. Authorities said that a patch of grass on the riverbank caught fire, which spread to the spilled fuel on the river. In only 15 minutes, the fire stretched about 300 feet down the river.
Russia today reported that three people were in injured in the fire, one being a nine-year-old boy.