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Oakland Mayor uses portable fire extinguisher

Posted on 4.13.18

OAKLAND, CA — The Mayor of Oakland was parking her car one morning, when she realized that the city’s famous oak tree was on fire. She immediately ran inside City Hall, found two fire extinguishers, gave one to a security guard, and started spraying the fire. The duo was able to completely extinguish the fire […]

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High school bathroom fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 2.26.18

NEW MILFORD, CT – Students at the New Milford High School had to be evacuated after two fires were discovered inside two of the boys’ bathrooms. Teachers at the high school were able to put out the fires using portable fire extinguishers, which contained the fires to the toilet paper dispensers. The evacuation lasted for […]

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Boat fire halted by onboard extinguisher

Posted on 2.25.18

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – The Marine Patrol Unit from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a report of a boater in distress on Lake Moultrie. Deputies later posted on their Facebook page with updates on the rescue. They state that once they had located the boat, they found that the operator had been […]

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Extinguisher used to stop a fire at Denver Airport

Posted on 2.23.18

DENVER, CO – A passenger’s vaping device is being blamed for a fire that disrupted operations at Denver International Airport last month. According to a press release from the Denver Fire Department, the dissembled device was inside the passenger’s travel bag when it caught fire as it passed through a TSA X-ray machine. The fire […]

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Cardboard fire contained by portable fire extinguisher

Posted on 2.15.18

COLUMBUS, IN – Following a fire at an OfficeMax, the store manager told firefighters that it wasn’t until he entered the rear stock area of the store that he found smoke and a fire which had started in the cardboard-compactor machine. He then immediately warned the other store staff and used a portable dry chemical […]

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Homeowner uses fire extinguisher after car crash

Posted on 1.23.18

HILLSDALE, NJ – Around 2 a.m. one morning, a New Jersey homeowner was woken up as a car crashed into her house. She told authorities that she heard a loud explosion, so she looked out her window, where she saw that the car was on fire and resting on her house. She immediately ran outside […]

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Elementary school fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 1.18.18

VINELAND, NJ – Just as cafeteria workers were about to serve lunch at a New Jersey elementary school, the oven caught fire. Firefighters arrived at the school to find that fire had been put out thanks to a cafeteria worker and a fire extinguisher. Investigators determined that the fire was caused by an electrical issue. […]

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Scare reveals importance of fire extinguishers

Posted on 1.6.18

SHEFFIELD, TN – It started with a sudden pop in the kitchen, followed by a burning smell that the husband and wife homeowners could not locate. After searching their house for the source of the smell, they discovered smoke seeping from the cabinet door below the stove. That is when they found a fire that […]

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