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In the days of the horse and buggy, when there was a fire, they put it out with water. Since those days, we can now fly, have gone to the moon, have gone from capturing and preserving sound from cylinders, wire, tape, now digi, and how do we "still" put out a fire? We put water on it. It seems that technology has not caught up to fire fighting. Sure we use Fostek mixed with water, but the key principle is the same. It blows my mind seeing these giant aircraft skimming just inches off the water, gear up with full flaps scooping up water from a large lake. Those pilots must have nerves of steel. A few inches too low, the drag would force the aircraft into the lake. Water seems the only feasable way because the flame needs to be extinguished and the hot embers prevented from flaring up again. I remember a guy Red ? put out oil well fires with a bomb that sucked out all the O/2, but unlike these wild fires, there were no glowing embers to reignite. The loss here is devestating. Fire fighting technology needs to reinvent itself. perhaps dropping a mixture that produces CO/2 when exposed to flame/fire? Could that starve all the O/2 out long enough to extinguish the hot glowing embers? Water works, but so did cylinders, wire, and tape. There must be a better more efficient way that has still yet to be explored. There IS a better way, it just hasn't been thought up yet.