Water fire extinguishers are used for Class A fire risks including wood, paper and fabrics. These extinguishers work in two ways; they remove heat from the fire, and they deprive the fire of oxygen. Water extinguishers should not be used for Class B or Class C fires. If a water extinguisher is used on a Class B fire (flammable liquid, gas or paint) the discharge could help spread the flammable liquid or gas. If used on a Class C fire (electrical equipment), it could create a shock hazard.
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