Asked by: Farooq Zee
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

What to do when there is electrical fire?

Dealing with an electrical fire
If there is an electrical fire, pull the plug out, or switch off the power at the fuse box – if it's safe to do so. Sometimes this can stop the fire immediately. Never use water on an electrical fire, and don't take any risks with your safety – get out, stay out and call 999.

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Also, what should you do in the event of an electrical fire?

What To Do In Case of an Electrical Fire

  • Do not panic. The most common reason why an electrical fire becomes worse has something to do with heightened emotions.
  • Cut off power in the affected area.
  • Use baking soda as a first aid.
  • Never use water to put out the fire.
  • Call emergency services or an electrician.

Similarly, how do you extinguish an electrical fire without a fire extinguisher? Never use water on an electrical fire, because water will conduct electricity and deliver a potentially deadly shock. Before attempting to put out an electrical fire, dry your hands and shut off the breaker if it's not too close to the fire. Baking soda makes an effective extinguishing agent for grease fires.

Thereof, how do you extinguish an electrical fire?

To put out an electrical fire, unplug the appliance or shut off the power to disconnect the electricity. Consider calling emergency services before putting out the fire, just in case it gets out of hand. You can smother a small fire with baking soda if you have that nearby.

Can you put out an electrical fire with flour?

Sprinkle baking soda or salt on the grease. This will quickly absorb it and will put out the fire out at its source. You can also use a fire extinguisher on a grease fire, but DO NOT use water or flour. Flour can make it worse and water does not mix with oil, hence it would only cause the fire to spread.

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