VACAVILLE, Calif. — A California man had an answer to a fire threatening his property and workshop: This Bud’s for you.
“It was burning on the wood below and I didn’t have any water,” Little told the television station. “I had one barrel with a little bit of water in it and I tried using that, but it didn’t work.”
That’s when Little grabbed some cans of beer and began spraying the flames.
“When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking (the cans) up, popping it and spraying them,” Little told KCRA. “I was popping it out and grabbing another one.”
Little had sent his family to safety as the fire burned closer to his home Wednesday morning. He stayed back because the family had already lost a home in an attic fire in 2015, and the home’s renovations were scheduled to be completed later this year, the television station reported.
“Then this happens?” Little said. “I’m like, ‘No, I can’t. I can’t let it go.’”
Little said he thought he had the resources to fight the fire, but did not count on the water to be turned off.
As his cars and shop began to burn, Little used the beer and put the flames out before firefighters arrived, KCRA reported.
“My buddies all tease me about drinking water-beer,” Little told the television station. “I say, ‘Hey, it saved my shop.’”
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