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Grease Fire Do's & Dont's

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a person cooking with fire on top of frying pan Follow these tips to avoid further fire damage in your home.

Sometimes cooking won’t go as planned and you could have accidentally started a grease fire in your kitchen. 

Tips On What To Do and Not Do With a Grease Fire  

Here are a few things you can do if you one starts in your home:

  1. Turn off the source of heat, meaning turn off the burner as soon as possible. 
  2. Cover the fire with another pot, metal lid, or cookie sheet. If you do not have another pot or lid, try putting baking soda or salt on top.   Doing this will suffocate the fire because it will not have as much oxygen reaching it. 
  3. If you feel unsafe, go outside to a safe location and call 911 or help.

Below are a few DO NOT’s while attending to a grease fire: 

  1. Use water or any fabrics to put out a grease fire. 
  2. Use baking powder.  Might look the same as baking soda but the chemical make up is very different. 
  3. Moving the pot that’s on fire. 

 We know your home will be an instinct to save.  However, you and your family’s safety are the number one priority. 

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