Call the fire department before using the extinguisher.
If you’re a responsible homeowner, you probably have at least one fire extinguisher in your house.
Ideally, you should have one within easy access of all fire hazards (kitchens, furnace rooms and laundry rooms are all great places to keep them). While owning at least one extinguisher is an important step toward protecting your home from fire damage, it’s equally important to make sure you know when to use it.
1. Call the Fire Department
When there’s a fire in your home, your first reaction may be to pull out the closest fire extinguisher and put it out. However, if the fire is large, it’s important to call the fire department first. Then, if it’s safe to do so, you can attempt to put the fire out yourself while the fire truck is on the way.
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