Skip to comments.Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home
Posted on 08/27/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT by Red Badger
Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A California man attempting to defend his home from a wildfire said he turned to an unusual source of help when his water was shut off: several cases of Bud Lite beer.
Chad Little said he decided to stay behind when his family evacuated their Vacaville home last week as the LNU Lightning Complex Fires approached their neighborhood.
Little said he had hoses set up around the house to provide a consistent source of water to keep the flames away from the house, but he started worrying when the water to the area was shut off.
The homeowner, whose house previously burned down five years ago in a fire sparked by an attic fan, said he grabbed one of his 30-packs of Bud Lite cans.
"That was the only thing I had that I had a lot of, and it was wet," he told The Vacaville Reporter. "Luckily, I had a bunch of cases of Bud Light and I was able to get it out."
Little pulled away some sheet metal from the wall of his workshop and used an exposed nail to pop holes in the cans.
"When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking it up, popping it just and spraying them, popping it out and grabbing another one," Little told KCRA-TV. "My buddies all tease me about drinking water beer, and I say, 'Hey, saved my shop.'"
He said firefighters eventually arrived in the neighborhood and helped keep the flames away from his home.
Little said his carport burned to the ground, but his home was untouched by the flames.
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My comment, word for word!
If he’d used Miller, he could have had the horse deliver it personally! The house effect might’ve helped with the fire.
Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home
While he was drinking the Labatt’s Blue.
Cool horses though, give them credit.
He could have drank them first and then hosed the flames out.
“Give me a light. No, a Bud Light!”
“Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home”
Humans have been using water to fight fires for thousands of years. Big deal.
“he grabbed one of his 30-packs of Bud Lite cans”
ONE of his thirty packs......dude might wanna consider he may have a drinking problem...sheesh
Was it fresh from the can. Or filtered through his kidneys?
Given the situation, I might have passed those Budweisers over my kidneys first. Then I would at least have an aim-able hose.
Most building/home fires in a forest fire start in the edge of the roof / overhang. This is due to how the embers flow down the edge of the roof and can collect there or under the eves.
I have a buddy who protected his mountain cabin by setting a lawn sprinkler on top of his roof and just let it “water” his cabin. Yeah, several near by trees burned along with his garage, but his cabin was fine despite being completely surrounded by a forest fire. It is amazing to me how just a little bit of water can prevent something from burning down.
Damn you. You beat me.
“Little pulled away some sheet metal from the wall of his workshop and used an exposed nail to pop holes in the cans”
Adapt, improvise and overcome...I like it!
Because it contains more H2O than Cali tap water.
Ya gotta be prepared for an apocalypse!................
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