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Salome Ngugi. She is the Product Manager for Lighters at BIC East Africa. www.theexchange.africa

Oil fires: cover the flames with a metal lid or baking sheet and remove only when cool.  Ensure the source of the heat is off and put out with baking soda or salt if needed (not flour or sugar).

Electrical fires: cut off the electricity supply and put out with thick clothing or a heavy blanket. 

Gas fires: turn off the source of gas immediately and cover with a heavy blanket. 

Vehicle fires: turn off the car ignition, get all passengers away at a safe distance and call emergency services.  Do not use water, and never open the hood of the car if flames or smoke are coming from underneath it.  …

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