Saturday, August 09, 2003

"fat water" being used to fight fires in Portugal

This is the first I've ever heard of this .... here's how the Guardian describes "fat water" -- "Water that does not run away down the nearest drain - but can swell and stick to what is burning, so extinguishing the fire."

It's a powder that turns into a gel when added to water ... and it sticks to surfaces (like trees) and keeps them wet. They say it's non-toxic and biodegradeable. And this is the company that makes it.