California teen invents new type of fire extinguisher to protect homes

Arul Mathur has come up with an invention that he hopes can be used as a tool by homeowners looking to protect their property from wildfires.

The California teen has created the Fire Activated Canister Extinguisher, better known as F.A.C.E. This portable device can be set up anywhere, from a fence to a front porch, and has a glycerin bulb that bursts when it reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as that happens, fire retardant flows through and disperses in a 360 degree spread. Once F.A.C.E. is installed, "it's there, it's ready and it doesn't require any more manual intervention after that," Mathur told NowThis Kids.

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