The main point is that a lithium battery fire is a chemical fire supplying its 
own oxygen so it can’t be smothered. One must remove the heat and bring the 
temperature of the the battery below the thermal run away point. I watched 
videos of firemen trying to douse a lithium battery fire and it keeps flaring 
up because the turn off the hose when the fire goes out before they have 
sufficiently cooled the battery 

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> On Feb 15, 2019, at 9:46 PM, Gail Lucas via EV <> wrote:
> I thought of this too when Ron, a volunteer firefighter on our list, found 
> the information could be useful to him in his work.
> Also, it would be good for anyone driving vehicles with lithium batteries to 
> know to look for a hose instead of grabbing their fire extinguisher.
> Gail
>> On 2/15/2019 5:40 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
>> Besides useful to EVangels, my EVfire & li-ion fire posts might be useful to
>> firefighters & 1st responders.
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