What type of fire extinguisher is used to put out burning oil?

An extinguisher labeled for Class B or Class K is suitable for grease or oil fires.

What class of extinguisher is best for burning oil?

Fire extinguishers with a Class B rating are effective against flammable liquid fires. These can be fires where cooking liquids, oil, gasoline, kerosene, or paint have become ignited.

Can you use an ABC fire extinguisher on a grease fire?

Use a chemical fire extinguisher on the grease fire. … Not all can be used on a grease fire, but the ABC dry chemical extinguisher is best.

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.

Can you use flour to put out a grease fire?

Do NOT use flour on a grease fire.



While sometimes baking soda can extinguish a small grease fire (though not if the fire is too overwhelming), flour cannot and should not be used. Due to chemical risk of contaminating your kitchen, putting out a grease fire with your fire extinguisher should be the last resort.

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How do you put out a fire without a fire extinguisher?

On a chip pan or stovetop fire, a fire blanket is the best solution. If you don’t have one of your own, a slightly damp tea towel will work. Always turn off the heat first – and remember – never throw water over the flames. In shallow pans, simply lidding it can be enough to put the fire out safely.

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