The nature of the burning materials plays a vital role in the fire class

Fire Classes

Class A fire

This type of fire involves solid materials, usually of an organic nature, in which combustion normally takes place with the formation of glowing embers eg: coal, paper, plastic, wood and textiles.

Class B fire

Flammable liquids and flammable gases are the cause of this type of fire eg: alcohols, benzene, oils, paraffin, petrol, LPG, hydrogen, acetylene

Class C fire 

Occur in the presence of energized electrical equipment  and involves class A fire, Class B fire and Class D fire. eg: electrical cables, generators, transformers, switchboards

Class D fire

Combustible metals such aluminium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and lithium will be involved

Class F fire

Generally occur in the kitchen environment and involves fat and cooking oil.


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