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    I only mentioned the factory because it was an EXTREME fire load. Yeh, they did stand back and watch for a couple of days I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireeaterbob View Post
    I have had a few car fires where a lump of Magnesium has become a pain in the butt. I usually identify it pretty early on but my crews have had a bit of trouble dealing with it. We have tried narrow fog, straight stream, and on the Chief's orders- foam....I'm apprehensive about a foam blanket after the container explosion that killed a FF north of the border. Does anyone know a trick to cooling the darn stuff down without starting a fourth of July show on the floor board?
    I assume this video is a magnesium incident? Has anyone else seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoF9...layer_embedded

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    Produce water fog curtain to shield themselves from the heat of a fire.

    If the addition of a fire fighting agent intensifies the reaction (which suggests magnesium has become involved), fire fighting operation with water should be stopped.

    If it continues to smoke or sizzle after the flames are out, hydrogen is being produced. The addition of water, if indoors, should be stopped since it can increase hydrogen generation.
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    I just keep hitting it with water, because I like the bright flash.

    Seriously, though, if you add copious amounts of water, you'll do one of two things:

    1. Put it out.

    2. Make it burn faster, thereby putting it out.

    It's just a car, not a magnesium plant. Keep some distance, and put water on it.

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    Post Small Class D fires

    What we use in my fire department and at the International Speedway that I volunteer at is a 2.5 gallon water extinguisher filled with 9 quarts of water and 1 quart od Cold Fire. That makes a 10% solution that very quickly cools off the fire and extinguish it. It also works on small alumumin and titainium fires.
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    One option that no one has addressed is purple K. I know the Navy uses it on Carriers to put out Magnesium wheels on aircraft and keep them from burning big holes in the flight deck.

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