As a general rule, firefighting should be left to the trained fire department first responders.
University policy mandates that only trained university staff should use portable fire extinguishers to fight fires.
Before trying to fight a fire, be sure that:
+You know how to use the fire extinguisher and it is the correct type.
+Everyone else has left the home and someone is calling the fire department.
+The fire is small, confined, and not spreading.
+You have a clear escape route.