Summary: Standard dry powder fire extinguishers are very versatile and can put out virtually every kind of fire, however they aren’t recommended for use in enclosed spaces. Also known as: • ABC fire extinguishers • Multi-purpose fire extinguishers • Dry chemical fire extinguishers Dry powder fire extinguisher uses: Standard dry powder extinguishers • Fires involving flammable solids, such as paper, wood, and textiles (‘class A’ fires) • Fires involving flammable liquids, such as petrol, diesel, and paint (‘class B’ fires) • Fires involving flammable gases, such as butane and methane (‘class C’ fires) • Electrical fires involving electrical equipment up to 1000v