Electrical fires can become much more dangerous if tackled incorrectly. For example, foam, water and wet chemical fire extinguishers can conduct live currents and put the user at significant risk. There are only two types of fire extinguisher that can safely suffocate the flames of an electrical fire: CO2
fire extinguishers and dry powder fire extinguishers (only suitable on electrical equipment below 1000v).
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