In this week’s InfoGram Ethanol Emergencies
Many factors make fighting an ethanol fire challenging. Ethanol is water soluble so using foam as an extinguishing agent is recommended. At 5 parts water to 1 part ethanol, it will still burn. Ethanol vapor also ignites more quickly than gasoline vapor. Using water on an ethanol fire can actually grow the fire. In addition, once the gasoline burns out of a blended ethanol fuel, the flame can be nearly invisible. continued
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