There are five different types of fire extinguisher, each one is used specifically for a particular class of fire.
Class A – flammable solids such as paper, wood etc.
Class B – flammable liquids such as paint, petrol etc.
Class C – gases such as hydrogen, propane etc.
Class D – metals such as aluminium, magnesium etc.
Electrical – does not have its own class, can fall into any other classes
Class F – cooking oils and fats – includes chip pan fires
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