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.
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