How do you fight a fire that is too hot to handle from the inside? Engineers have designed a new power tool, called the PyroLance, that enables firefighters to battle a blaze from outside a structure. The PyroLance is currently being used by fire crews in Boisbriand, Quebec and Montreal’s Agence Metropolitaine de Transport, and could soon become a firefighting weapon at some Canadian airports.

For more fire science watch Into the Fire.

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