The Red Adair died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Firefighter who devised a way to extinguish oil well blazes both on and off land. He successfully subdued nearly 500-foot flames in the Sahara Desert region of Algeria.
He was born in Houston, Texas to an Irish father.
Red Adair, the oil field firefighter who was instrumental in capping Kuwaiti oil wells set ablaze by Iraq and whose life was the subject of a movie starring John Wayne, died Saturday in a Houston hospital. … The death was a result of natural causes, his daughter, Robyn Adair, told The Associated Press.
The good Lord put oil and gas there for us to find and use, and we’d better do it.
I’ve done made a deal with the devil. He said he’s going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won’t put all the fires out.
I’ve got too many of my friends that retired and went home and got on a rocking chair, and about a year and a half later, I’m always going to the cemetery.
Throughout my years, I’ve had the pleasure of assembling and training what I believe to be the best group of people in the world. People with the presence of mind to deal with any flare-up, including my own. People who share the belief that nothing is impossible.
I’ve got cut half in two, once, and blowed up a time or two, but nothing permanent.