It seems Russian firefighters take their title seriously: They will literally fight to keep fire contained.

A video posted to LiveLeak Sunday purports to show a man in Magadan, Russia, who was going to set himself on fire but was thwarted by a swift kick to the hands.

At the start of the video, a man in a brown jacket is seen speaking with two firefighters, one of whom is holding a fire extinguisher, in front of a small fire in the street.

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: LiveLeak

It’s unclear what is said, but very quickly one of the firefighters decides to take action: He kicks a cup out of the man’s hands.

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: LiveLeak

It becomes almost immediately clear that the cup contained highly flammable liquid.

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: LiveLeak

The firefighters tackle the man and spray down the blossoming inferno with the extinguisher, lending credence to the claim that the video shows a self-immolation attempt thwarted.

No one in the trio appeared to have been seriously burned in the incident.

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