Wednesday, August 26, 2020
A California man used cans of Bud Light to prevent his property from going up in flames - you use what you have.
Vacaville homeowner Chad Little’s family started packing their things to escape the LNU Lightning Complex Fire, but he decided he would stay put to protect the home — which he was already rebuilding after an attic fire five years ago.
Last Wednesday, with the fire approaching, Little was prepared to fend off the inferno with hoses around the property — but then the water was turned off.
He began to clear dry grass with a rake — as his cars were torched and flames started to catch on his workshop.
“It was burning on the wood down low, and I didn’t have any water,” Little told the station. “I had one barrel with a little bit of water in it, and I tried using that. It didn’t work.”
So he turned to the only liquid he could find — a 36-pack of Bud Light.
“When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking it up, popping it and spraying them, popping it out and grabbing another one,” Little told the outlet. ”My buddies all tease me about drinking water beer, and I say, ‘Hey, saved my shop.’”
The fire department arrived just as he finished using the brew to put out the flames around his shop, he said.
Just classic. Hat's off to you, Mr. Little.