California man uses Bud Light to put out fire near Vacaville home
With no water nearby, a California man resorted to what he could find on his property to put out a wildfire burning toward his home: Bud Light.
The LNU Lightning Complex Fire was approaching Chad Little's home and shop in Vacaville, California, on Wednesday morning, KCRA reported.
Little told the TV station he could see the fire coming across and down the canyon and over the ridge line. Before he knew it, the fire was on his property, torching his cars and approaching his shop.
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The hoses on his property were shut off along with the rest of the water and electricity on his property — something he was not expecting.
The only thing he could find to extinguish the fire was a 36-pack of Bud Light, according to KCRA.
"When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking it up, popping it and spraying them," Little told the station. "I was popping it out and grabbing another one."
Little said he was able to extinguish the fire before the firefighters arrived.
"My buddies all tease me about drinking 'water beer,'" he said in the interview with KCRA. "I say, 'Hey, it saved my shop.'"
The LNU Lightning Complex Fire has been active for three days, burning nearly 220,000 acres in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties with only 7% containment as of Friday morning.
Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @danimedinanews.