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-57°C | Siberian firefighters use hammers to remove frozen uniforms

RT, 22 Jan 2021
A team of firefighters in Yakutia were forced to batter their colleagues with hammers and axes to remove their frozen uniforms after tackling a blaze in icy temperatures.

A video that went viral from last Sunday showed the firemen hammering the ice crust off each other following the fire at a store in the village of Khandyga. Temperatures that day stooped as low as minus 57°C (70.6°F).

“Such cases are quite common for us when firefighters come out wet after a fire, and the water freezes on their suits,” a fire service spokesperson said.

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