What kind of extinguisher to use?
There are different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires.
The most common fire extinguisher used for in the home is a multi-purpose dry chemical 5lb ABC.
Types of Fires
Types of Extinguishers
|Class A||Ordinary Combustibles:|
wood, paper, rubber, fabrics and many plastics
|Class A|| |
|Class B|| Flammable Liquids & Gases:|
gasoline, oils, paint, lacquer and tar
|Class A:B|| |
|Class C|| Fires Involving Live Electrical Equipment||Class A:B:C|| |