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Types of Fires

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Although any type of fire damage may seem terrible, there are many different type of fires. Not only does fire damage cause issues to your home but also to your safety. It is important to understand the different types of fires so that we can help to prevent them. 

Some different types of fire damage would be:

Class A:

  • Common in households
  • Started from wood, rubber, cloth, or plastic,
  • Prevent by getting rid of trash, rags, containers, and be sure to control smoking areas

Class B:

  • Started from gasoline, petrol, waxes, paint, and oil
  • Prevent by using non flammable cleaners
  • Keep equipment in well ventilated areas

Class C: 

  • Started from natural gas, butane, propane, and hydrogen
  • Typically originates in kitchens 
  • Prevent by inspecting appliances

Class D:

  • Worst fire classification
  • Started from combusted metals like sodium, magnesium, and potassium
  • Typically originates in a lab or business
  • Never use water or wet sand to extinguish due to the moisture releases oxygen

Class K:

  • Started from fat and oils
  • Originates in restaurants, hotels, and homes 

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