Wood'nCoal wrote:gambler wrote:Instead of sand I would use flour. I think it would be a little easier to clean up.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is a better idea. Actually the "bag" the fire dept. drops down your chimney is just a large amount of baking soda. It smothers the fire. I know this for a fact (been there, done that).
Avoid the dry chem. fire extinguisher, if possible. That will REALLY make a mess.
Can you buy a large enough quantity of baking soda in bulk somewhere?