Why is water poured on wood to extinguish burning wood?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Water is poured on burning wood to extinguish fire because water absorbs large amount of heat and the temperature of wood falls below its ignition temperature and fire is blown out.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM