Put (something) out

Do you know the English expression “to put (something) out“?  Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tom: Have the firefighters put the fire out yet?

Jess: Yes, they have.

Tom: How did the fire start?

Jess: John didn’t put his cigarette out properly.

Does it mean:

a) extinguish

b) ignite

c) burn

d) light up

The answer is below!↓

fire orange emergency burning

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Answer: a) extinguish