Extinguishing Fires

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IN reference to Sir W. A. Tilden's article in NATURE of June 10, may I direct attention to the fact that an ordinary syphon of “soda-water” is a very effective fire-extinguisher if used in the early stages of an outbreak due to bombs, etc., and it is a wise precaution to keep a supply, of the larger size, in readiness.

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CARUS-WILSON, C. Extinguishing Fires . Nature 95, 452 (1915) doi:10.1038/095452b0

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