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Electrical Fires

Fires that involve electrical appliances, outlets, or cords are different than other fires. Follow your family's Emergency Action Plan. If your family doesn't have one here is what to do:

  • NEVER use water on an electrical fire.
  • Tell an adult right away. If the fire can be put out safely, the adult should use a proper chemical fire extinguisher
  • If the fire cannot be put out safely, leave the house and do NOT go back inside.
  • Call 911 or your local emergency services and tell them it is an electrical fire.