Fires can be very dangerous and you should always make certain to not endanger yourself or others when attempting to put out a fire. For this reason, when a fire is discovered:
However, before deciding to fight the fire, keep these rules in mind:
NEVER FIGHT A FIRE IF:
If you do not know what is burning, you do not know what type of fire extinguisher to use. Even if you have an ABC extinguisher, there may be something in the fire, which could cause it to explode or produce toxic smoke. Chances are, you know what is burning, or at least have a pretty good idea, but if you do not know, let the fire department handle it.
time to use the fire extinguisher is in the recipient, or beginning stages of
the fire. If the fire is spreading quickly, it is best to simply evacuate
the building, closing windows and doors as you leave.