It is because of 2 reasons


  1. Water is heavier than oil,water sinks to bottom and oil keeps burning on top
  2. Water does not mix with oil or petrol


Hence,water is not able to remove fire from oil and petrol



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NCERT Question 2 (d) - Fire produced by oil cannot be controlled by……………..

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