Why is a blanket used to extinguish a fire engulfing the clothes of a person

this is done because as to cut the supply of oxygen to promote the burning
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A thick blanket is immediately wrapped around a person's clothes when it catches fire because as you that the oxygen present in the air is needed to act as a fuel to the fire, putting a blanket between the fire and the air cuts off the the oxygen supply, therefore putting out the fire and acting as a extinguisher.

Hope this helps you Reenu !!
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Hey Ashutosh Pandey,
Marshmello fan or what ??
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Blanket is used to extinguish the fire as blanket cuts off the oxygen supply of the fire
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