temperature at which a fuel begins to make fire is called ‘flash point. In the
presence of fuel, and oxygen all on a sudden the fuel will not burn itself. It
must have that very temperature which will begin fire in fuel. This is termed
as ‘flash point’.
purposes. We use fire –
ourselves from cold.
sides also. If we are unable to control fire it can be a horrible entity. The
deaths all around the world caused by various reasons include fire to be the
prime. Carelessness, lacuna of the knowledge about fire safety and avoiding fire
safety rules cause huge deaths. Apart from these fire caused in the forests
destroys vast areas.
main ways in which a fire can be controlled or put out?
things to control or put out fire.
stop the supply of oxygen to the fire, it will stop. We can do it by using the
spray of carbon-di-oxide or a damp blanket on the fire.
can remove the heat from fire and put it out or control it. We can do this by
blowing air to the burning candle on fire. We can use water to remove the heat.
In this way the temperature will go down the flash point’ and we can control or
put out the fire.
control or put out fire by removing fuel from the fire. We can remove, oil,
wood, plastic, cooking gas etc. to do so.
‘A’ with those in Box ‘B’
i) To burn paper or a
piece of wood ———–
ii) small fires can be put
iii) When water is spread
iv) A carbon di-oxide
extinguisher is the best thing ————————
v) Space left between
We heat it before it
With a damp blanket
It absorbs heat from the
burning material and lowers the temperature
To put out an electrical
Reduces the risk of fire
very important. Likewise to put out fire also ‘heat’ is vital. So, when we blow
air on a candle flame, the candle flame goes down below the temperature of ‘flash
point’ and the candle flame goes out.
electrical fire. Why not?
electrical fire water is not the good way.
good because oil floats a water. So, the flame will also move on water and keep
burning. It will move various places and increase the risk of fire.
way for electric fire because water is a good conductor of electricity. If
anyone tries to put out an electric fire by spraying water, the person will get
an electric shock and might be killed.
home and in school?
than cure”. Indeed we can prevent fire at home and in the school by following
the ways given below-
alarms we can prevent fire.
protect from fire.
items at a safe place.
near the room heaters.
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