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Can water beat fire?
Question Date: 2013-09-07
Answer 1:

Water can beat fire, but it depends on how much water you have and how big and hot the fire is.

A fire starts when a fuel such as wood or gasoline gets hot enough to combust, or react with oxygen and create a flame. Fire needs three things to exist: fuel, heat, and oxygen. Water extinguishes a fire by doing two things. Water cools the fire by absorbing heat and blocks the fire from consuming more oxygen. If you have enough water to cover the fuel, the fire will go out. For instance, a gallon of water will not put out a house fire, but it will put out a campfire. Keep questioning

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