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Different Types of Fires

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

There are five different types of fires, each designated by a letter.

Type A: The most common type of fire, Class A fires have combustibles that include paper, wood, cloth, plastic, trash and other ordinary materials that may be found in any home or business.

Type B: Fires caused by flammable liquids are considered Class B fires. These flammable liquids include gasoline, paint and oil. A Class B fire may also include combustibles such as propane or butane, which are flammable gases.

Type C: Electrical fires are Class C fires and include fires that originate from outlets, wires and other electrical components.

Type D: Any fire caused by combustible metals such as magnesium, sodium, aluminum and potassium, also known as chemical fires, are Class D.

Type K: Combustibles such as cooking oils, grease and fats are Class K fires.

Whatever type of fire your home or business has suffered, SERVPRO of Olmos Park can help! Please call today to get the process started with certified professionals who work with your insurance.

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