By DAN BECKMAN, Associated PressA firefighting company has made a major breakthrough in the fight against fires caused by the use of toxic chemicals.
The Methanol plant in Wyoming has been making hydrogen peroxide for years and has become the go-to material in fires that spread from the Midwest to the Southeast.
In the past year, the company has used the new technology to help fight three Methanol fires in Texas and one in Michigan, which killed at least eight people.
Methanol is a powerful chemical, so when it’s used, it’s deadly.
It can kill humans and pets.
The new technology has saved lives.
The Methanol process burns fuel in a container and releases a gas, which evaporates from the fuel.
Methanol is used to make gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and even some chemicals used to manufacture plastics.
The company, known as Methanol-Hydro, has been producing the new fuel for more than 50 years, with about a dozen different types of fuel and some 70 different applications.
The company’s CEO, Robert L. Smith, said it has been a great tool for firefighters, but it’s not always the answer.
The fuel isn’t the only tool the company uses to fight wildfires.
The gas that burns, he said, is often more hazardous than the fuel used to burn it.
“We’ve learned that the worst things we’re going to see in a Methane incident are things that we can’t control,” Smith said.
“And we can control what’s happening to us.
We can use the best firefighting equipment we have.”
Smith said the new product has saved many lives in a fire, but he’s also worried about its impact on the environment.
“This is not a new technology,” Smith told the AP.
“We have been using this fuel since 1954.”
Methanol’s inventor, Charles B. Fuchs, was a professor of chemical engineering at Harvard University.
The product’s inventor is also a professor.
The National Fire Protection Association says it’s important to use this technology to protect people from the dangers of Methanol.
The use of hydrogen peroxides has been around for decades.
It’s a gas that is extremely flammable and can ignite when it gets hot enough.
Fuse oil, used to extinguish fires, is a much safer option.
But a chemical called methane, also used in fire-fighting, is also flammant.
Methane has a very long half-life.
Methanes are also poisonous.
The chemicals can get stuck in the lungs and cause lung damage.
They can also make it hard for firefighters to breathe.
Smith said it’s a combination of those factors that makes this new product particularly important.
“We really have no choice but to use hydrogen peroxygen as our primary fuel,” Smith says.
“It’s a fuel that’s very, very safe and extremely flamable, but also very, much less flammative than gasoline.”
Smith says the fuel has been used in Texas fires that have killed at one point or another.
He says the company’s experience in the fires in the Midwest has given them the tools to fight them.
Smith said in each of the fires, Methanol has made it clear to firefighters that the fuel will not work, and that there are no safe options.
The first fire, in Texas, was caused by a leak in a fuel line.
Methanethanol wasn’t working because of that leak.
The second fire, also in Texas.
Methana was not working because the fuel line had been clogged with diesel fumes.
A Methanol fuel tank in a gas station in West Fargo, N.D. A Methanol tank in the gas station is seen in this Aug. 5, 2017 file photo.
The third fire in Michigan was caused when a firefighting truck rolled onto the roof of a gas pump truck and caught fire.
Methanyl was not doing its job, so the truck was hit by another truck and a gas tank exploded.
Methanyl didn’t work, so that tank caught fire, and a tank of methane was also blown into the truck.
Methanthol didn’t burn because the other tank was not clogged.
Smith says the gas explosion is the cause of the fire in Texas now.
And the fourth fire was caused in Westford, Mich., when a Methanoline tank caught on fire and spread to a car.
Methonyl was working, but the gas line had not been clogging.
At one point, the fire spread to other fuel tanks and eventually to a tanker truck.
Smith estimated that about 30 percent of the fuel in the tanker truck was burnt.
To minimize the risk of the gas being spilled, Smith says, crews at the station keep the fuel out of the truck and inside the tanker for 24 hours.
He said it takes a team of at least six people to