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The Fire extinguisher is a usable item in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and GTAV . As its name implies, its primary function is to extinguish fires, though it can also be used as a weapon. The fire extinguisher featured in GTA San Andreas is based off the most common real-world type, the dry chemical stored pressure design. With the exception of certain missions, the fire extinguisher features an ammunition counter, which can be depleted, similar to weaponry.


Upon use, this item looses a stream of its extinguishing agent, ironically similar to the Flamethrower. Putting out a flame requires 2-3 seconds of focused extinguishing; the player must aim at the base of the fire to permanently put it out.

The Fire Extinguisher can also be used to attack civilians; spraying at someone will disorient them for several seconds, preventing them from attacking or fleeing. Minimal damage is dealt, but the Fire Extinguisher can kill a person after prolonged use.

Except for certain missions requiring the use of this item to get through burning buildings, it is otherwise relatively useless. After finishing the firefighter missions, it becomes redundant as the player is immune to fire damage. The Fire Extinguisher can be found in the kitchens of fast food restaurants such as Burger Shot and Well Stacked Pizza, as well as various outdoor locations throughout San Andreas.


The following is a list of locations where the fire extinguisher spawns in San Andreas.


Fire Extinguisher's locations map

Los Santos

San Fierro

Las Venturas


  • Outside the small gas station in Whetstone, adjacent to the 24/7 along the main highway, just southeast of Angel Pine

Bone County

  • In Valle Ocultado, at its east end, next to Gas.                           


  • TBA


  • If you kill someone with the Fire Extinguisher, the victim will die of suffocation. Strangely, blood will spew out of their body as if they were killed by firearms or melee weapons. People that die of suffocation usually do not bleed in real life. The same thing also applies to the Spray Can and Tear Gas.
  • Using a fire extinguisher in public can attract police attraction, even when it's used properly to put out fires.
  • In GTA IV, fire extinguishers return but not as usable weapons. They can be found on the walls of some buildings and when shot, will fall to the ground and spray out foam for a short time. This foam does not have any effect on the player. This can only be done once on each fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers can mostly be found on the corners of the Libertonian, with one spawning on each corner.


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