Peat Fire

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Peat Fire 2018-05-24T18:35:10+02:00


Peat Fire

When we speak of peat fires, we mean the underground fire. This means that the peat layers burn at a depth of four to six metres.

There is, to our knowledge, no method, which can be used to extinguish such fires safely. But with the Marder, we can actually fight this type of fire. To do this, special four to six-metre long piercing units are inserted into the peat layer and then connected to the high-pressure pump of the Marder.

Next, a fire-extinguishing mist is applied to the burning peat layer to extinguish the fire within a radius of four to six meters from the piercing unit. One could imagine of course that if one inserted the piercing units at regular distances, one could extinguish the fire at least linearly and use these systems to continue restricting the fire and ultimately completely extinguish it.