How to put out a fire when wires and cables are on fire

It’s common knowledge that soldiers come to cover water and earth, and water and fire are inherently contradictory. The use of water to extinguish fires is something everyone knows, but in fact, not all fires are suitable for extinguishing fires with water, and we need to consider fires. The source of the problem.  If wires and cables are on fire, especially if all aluminum alloy conductor  can they be extinguished with water? Under normal circumstances, wire and cable fires cannot be extinguished with water, because wires and cables are conductive. When water is used to extinguish a fire, water is also conductive, which will cause the risk of electric shock and easily cause short circuits in surrounding equipment. This led to aggravation of the fire.


Therefore, when a wire or cable catches a fire, the most important thing to do to put out a fire is to cut off the power supply, and then use a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher or dry powder fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. When extinguishing a fire, try to be more than 2 meters away from the wire to ensure better protection. Your own personal safety.

Taking precautions before they happen, in the face of fires caused by low-voltage cables, it is better and more effective to take protective measures than emergency fire extinguishing afterwards. Wires and cables are also a high-prone place for fires because they need to transmit electricity.

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