Kerosene Puts Out Fire

Kerosene Puts Out Fire

Here is a new one. Fire has been extinguished with milk, tomatoes, sand, gas, foam and water, but at Greenville, Ala., kerosene was put on a fire to extinguish it.

Fire was discovered in nine cotton bales and it threatened to spread to 1,000 other bales in the warehouse. Claude Baisden, Manager of the local water works, called for kerosene.

Cotton men explained that water cannot penetrate bales of cotton, while kerosene, which will not ignite if the fumes are not mixed with oxygen, will smother out the fire inside the bales.

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