|Fire companies have a variety of tools at their disposal to fight a fire, including different types of engines and trucks, ladders, hoses, axes, etc. There are certain rules for fighting fires. For example, do not pour water on an electrical fire because water conducts electricity and pouring water could make the fire worse.
If you have an electrical fire, the first thing to do is to unplug and turn off the appliance. Try to smother the fire with a blanket or with a type C extinguisher. The best type of fire extinguisher to have is an ABC extinguisher. A puts out fires in trash, paper, and wood. B puts out fires caused by liquid and gases. C deals with electrical fires.
Besides equipping yourself with an ABC extinguisher, it is important to have functional smoke detectors in the house. The batteries in the smoke detectors should be replaced twice a year, and the smoke detector should be replaced every ten years.