If a fire extinguisher containing ammonium phosphate is used on a class K fire, not only will it be ineffective, but it can actually worsen the problem. How?
A. It can neutralize the foaming properties of
any alkaline agent applied to the fire.
B. It will evolve hydrogen cyanide gas, a deadly
and penetrating poison.
C. It will cause a rapid polymerization,
resulting in a near-BLEVE expansion of the fuel.
D. It can cause the fuel to
heat up internally to reacquire its flash point.
A. It can neutralize the foaming properties ofany alkaline agent applied to the fire.