Man douses house fire with miso soup

Published On: Mar 24 2014 05:01:45 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2014 11:06:00 AM EDT

A Hawaiian man saved his mother's home from a fire using a big pot of miso soup.

Reuben Prensky, 41, awoke to crackling sounds on Saturday and found a plastic sink in the laundry room on fire, with flames lapping at the roof, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

He quickly doused the flames with the first thing he could find -- miso broth.

While that didn't put out the fire completely, it did buy Prensky some time to grab a garden hose and extinguish the flames, according to the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Damage to the home on the Big Island was estimated at $10,000.

Firefighters told the Tribune Herald that Prensky's quick actions saved about $200,000 in property damage.

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