|Quick, the bran!|
Madrid, Bib. Nac. Vitr. 26-2, f. 34vb (12th c.)
"If a fire blazes up, it should be extinguished with sand and bran. If it blazes up further, put on sand soaked in urine."
Mappae clavicula (c. 12th century)Safety first: be sure to have plenty of sand and bran on hand for your next barbecue or naval battle. (The urine soaking is for when things get really scary.)