Strategies for putting out a fire on a ship?
Setting-wise, it's a fantasy world with a wood tallship. I want lightning to strike the mast and a sail to catch fire. Please call me out on this if the logistics of that doesn't make sense! My question is - if this is taking place in a storm, how would one go about putting OUT a fire on a sail? I've come across references to pails and sponges, cutting parts of the sail, using the elements to help. I guess what I'm looking for is just a bit more detail on how to write an action scene.
Thanks in advance, guys!