The Class C fire is defined as a fire that uses electrical components and/or energized equipment as its fuel source.
Electrical fires are often fueled by motors, appliances, and electronic transformers.
Electrical fires are common in industries that deal with energy or make use of heavy electrically-powered equipment.
What are class AB and C fires?
These are fires whose fuel is flammable or combustible liquid or gas. The US system designates all such fires “Class B”. In the European/Australian system, flammable liquids are designated “Class B” having flash point less than 100 °C, while burning gases are separately designated “Class C”.
How do you extinguish a Class C fire?
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish fire by taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle and also be removing the heat with a very cold discharge. Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires. They are usually ineffective on Class A fires.
What do Class C fires include?
Class C fires are fires involving energized electical equipment such as computers, servers, motors, transformers, and appliances.
What is a Class C fire?
A class C fire is an energized electrical fire. “Class C” is a term that distinguishes a fire from class A and class B fires. Class A is a category for fires consuming a source like fire or wood that can be extinguished with water, and class B fires are fueled by flammable liquids like gasoline.