The article "Fighting fire with volts: How water hoses could be replaced with electric wands" gives exciting news about possible new way of extinguishing fire, researched by Ludovico Cademartiri, Ph.D.:
Scientists connected a 600-watt amplifier to a wizard-style wand and used it to shoot beams of electricity at a flame more than a foot high.
The fire was snuffed out almost instantly, an American Chemical Society conference heard on Sunday.
But is it really plausible? How it could affect people and electric installation in a burning building?