Types of Fire Extinguishers
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Different types of fire extinguishers are designed to fight different classes of fire. The three most common types of fire extinguishers are:

Water (APW) Extinguishers

Water Exinguishers
APWs are designed for Class A (wood, paper, cloth) fires only.
Water Exinguishers
Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only.
Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
Dry Chemical Extinguishers Dry Chemical Extinguishers
An "ABC" extinguisher will have a label like this, indicating that it may be used on class A,B, and C fires.
Dry Chemical Extinguishers