How do you put out a fire with a fire extinguisher?

What are three ways a fire extinguisher can put out a fire?

Water fire extinguisher: Water fire extinguishers douse fires by taking away the heat element of the fire triangle. They’re used for Class A fires only. Dry chemical fire extinguisher: Dry chemical extinguishers extinguish the fire by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.

How far should you stand from a fire when using an extinguisher to put it out?

Aim low. Standing up to 10 feet away from the fire. Point the extinguisher discharge horn at the front edge of the base of the fire (the lowest point of the fire nearest you). Remember – extinguishers are designed to be operated in an upright position.

Can a fire extinguisher put out any fire?

Class A extinguishers can put out fires from “ordinary combustibles” such as wood, plastic or paper. Class B can put out burning liquids such as gasoline or grease. Class C can put out electrical fires. Extinguishers marked A, B and C can put out all types.

Will milk put out a fire?

Milk and Grease Fires

Some experts say milk also can cause a fireball or explosion when put on a grease fire. The only way milk can put out a grease fire is if such a vast quantity of milk is used that it completely submerges the fire, causing the fire to run out of oxygen. This is usually not practical or efficient.

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