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Which of these is a good rule to follow when using a fire extinguisher?

A Aim at the base of the fire.
In a fire, your first priority is your safety and that of others. To use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire, stand upwind from the fire at a safe distance. Let the wind carry the extinguisher from you to the fire. Aim the extinguisher at the source or base of the fire, not up in the flames. Persist until the burning material has cooled to the point that the fire cannot restart.
B Keep as close to the fire as possible.
C Stay downwind of the fire.