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This little unit SAVED my neighbors house from a 2-story fire.
on May 10, 2012
I purchased this fire extinguisher in 2001, and it has sat on my kitchen counter ever since. On March 17th, 2012, my next door neighbor was outside his house and VERY FOOLISHLY poured gasoline from a full 2.5-gallon container onto a pile of hot smoldering wooden logs. Of course the can exploded and it landed against the outside of his 2-story house. The house is wood frame house with painted wood siding. At this point he was on fire, so he rolled on the ground to put himself out. He ended up with 3rd degree burns, but his next action was to get up and come find me. I was working outside raking leaves when I heard him screaming. By this time the fire is raging against the outside of his house. The flames were about 8-10' wide against the side of his house and touching the top of his 2nd story gutter. As he was panicking and calling 911, I quickly retrieved the small Kiddie fire extinguisher from my kitchen and ran towards the blaze. At this point I am thinking I am shooting a bb-gun at a freight train, as there is no way this little extinguisher is going to do anything about this massive roaring fire. HOLY COW was I wrong... In a 4-5 second blast of fury, this little bast*rd reduced that overwhelming massive blaze to a 3' small and manageable fire. I put out the rest with a garden hose. The fire truck arrived 10-min later...
Bottom Line - this is one powerful punch in a small package. It proved that it can function effectively way outside its intended parameters. I highly recommend this device as it most definitely saved my neighbors house from certain destruction.