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How to identify different types of fires.

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

<img src =”grill-fire.jpg” alt = "types of fires”> Awareness of different types of fires.

Synthetic: A synthetic fire is caused by burning petroleum substances. These materials are plastics and fabrics. Some examples of these materials include furniture, curtains, electronics, and carpet fibers. Thick black smoke is often seen when these products are burned. If a synthetic fire breaks out in your home, the best way to clean it up is to vacuum the surface. Finish the cleaning process with a dry chemical sponge. Protein: Protein fires can burn meat products. These fires usually leave a yellowish-brown residue. Cleaning these fires can be very difficult due to their greasy nature. It is best to use the correct cleaning chemicals when removing smoke residue. Natural: A natural fire is caused by the burning of wood or paper dust. These fires produce gray-black smoke and are among the easiest to clean. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush and then use a dry chemical sponge to clean these fires. Now that you know the different types of fires you may encounter and how to recognize them. You can use the good cleaning methods mentioned above. 

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