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Thread: How to put out an iron fire?

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    How to put out an iron fire?

    There have been several posts about Rowenta irons catching on fire.

    What is the best way to put out that fire?

    Or, lacking the supplies/tools for the best way - what will work?

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    Do not use water! A fire extingusher (sp) would be the best way. I wonder if you could use flour or something else to smother the flame out.....I will be watching this thread for sure since I have a Rowenta iron.
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    If it is smoking unplug and let cool. If there are flames then unplug or trip the beaker if you can't reach the iron. I guess my first thought would be to drown it in starch after unplugging.
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    I keep baking soda handy for nearly any kind of fire. I would be afraid of flour dust causing an explosion. Baking soda works for electrical and grease fires.

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    I never had flames just shooting sparks and a blown circut. Would never have another Rowenta. Too risky

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    Here is information on putting out an electrical fire http://www.ehow.com/how_2050461_put-...ical-fire.html
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