You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade to the latest version for the best experience. Upgrade your browser now.

4 Things To Do If There's an Electrical Fire

The best way to put out an electrical fire is with a fire extinguisher. If you don’t have one, remember these tips.

1. You should never throw water on an electrical fire because water conducts electricity and you could be electrocuted. 

2. If you don’t have a fire extinguisher, you can use baking soda to extinguish an electrical fire.

3. If there’s smoke, fire or a strange odor coming from your appliances, wires or electric motors, you should turn off both the appliances and the circuit breaker or fuse box’s main switch.

4. Call 911 immediately and let them know you have an electrical emergency.

How to Become an SCE Lineman

How to Become an SCE Lineman

Southern California Edison linemen are known for their endurance, agility and strength as well as a dedication to safety. Every day, they help keep the lights on in communities ...
View Story
View Comments

Leave a Comment

  • We welcome your feedback and comments. We ask that you please keep them constructive, civil and respectful. If you wouldn’t say it in front of your mother, then there is a good chance it falls outside of our guidelines. Please read our comment policy here.

Comments