why sand is used as an fire extinguisher during wars and not water?

Asked by  | 15th Nov, 2009, 09:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Generally during wars there is possibility of oil spilling at various places. Water is not used in such  cases because oil being heavier than water floats on water and is unable to extinguish  fire. While on using sand , it cuts off the supply of oxygen to the fire due to oil and hence extinguishes it.

Answered by  | 18th Nov, 2009, 08:57: AM

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