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Water is conductive and can thus aid the fire instead of the extinguishing thereof. Type C extinguishers is made especially for electrical fires and can thus be used. In computer server rooms or laboratories with sensitive equipment, you do not want to release a dry powder extinguisher, so use a CO2 extinguisher in those places

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- the electrical current can go up the stream of water and electrocute the user.

Same as urinating on electrified rail lines.

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