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fire blanket

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Definition of fire blanket in English:

noun

A sheet of flexible material, typically woven fibreglass, used to smother a fire in an emergency.
Example sentences
  • We put a fire blanket on it, but it all went up in flames.
  • The following day the fire service came to the school to teach the youngsters about the dangers of fire, giving a graphic demonstration of what happens if you use water to put out an oil fire and how to use a fire blanket.
  • I put out the barbecue with the fire blanket.

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