CLASSIFICATION OF FIRES
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CLASSIFICATION OF FIRES

Fire Classification: The six different classes of fire.
As outlined in the diagram above, the different classes of fire are categorised into six different classes consisting of:
Class A: these are fires that involve solid materials like paper, wood or textiles.
Class B: these are fires that involve liquids, like oils, petrol or diesel.
Class C: these are fires that involve flammable gases, such as propane, butane or methane.
Class D: these are fires that involve metals, like aluminium, magnesium, titanium or swarf.
Class E: these are fires that involve live electrical equipment, like computers or phone chargers.
Class F: these are fires that involve cooking oils and fats, such as in deep-fat fryers.

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