16 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-597

ISAF firefighters help battle Mazar-e Sharif fire

MAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan – Firefighters with ISAF’s Regional Command North here helped an Afghan fire brigade battle a blaze that threatened a fuel storage area on 14 Aug.

Four fire trucks, two German mobile medical support teams and soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Mazar-e- Sharif, and military police from Camp Marmal responded to a call for help from the Balkh province governor.

The local fire brigade attempted to put out a fire in a timber storage area that was threatening a nearby fuel storage containing 15,000 liters of diesel fuel and 10,000 liters of kerosene.

With the help of two additional ISAF airfield fire trucks and a shuttle of 10,000-liters water supply trucks the firefighters contained the fire early in the morning of 15 Aug.  There were no casualties in the fire.

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