TIDBIT: AND YOU CAN ADD MAGNESIUM FIRES TOO
December 16, 2017 / /
And this one was spotted by Mr. M.D.; you can add magnesium fuel to the inferno too:
Magnesium-Fueled Fire in Maywood Causes Explosions, Evacuations, Odors
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“Most alkali metals and alkaline earth metals react with water to produce hydrogen. The alkali metals comprise Group 1 of the periodic table, and include lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium and francium. The alkaline earth metals comprise Group 2, and include beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium and radium. … When mixed with water, the alkaline earth metals generally produce a weaker reaction than the alkali metals.”
This 2016 fire was in a “metal recycling plant”. Which just happened to contain the only metal that “burns” at ambient temperature when water is added. So using a fire hose would actually cause a fire…