How to Fight a Cooking Fire


Cooking and Fire Safety  –  CPRescue

Cooking fires are the number reason for home fires.  Though we don’t anticipate one happening, being prepared just in case could make the difference between quickly extinguishing the fire or loosing your home.

When cooking especially with grease or oils, keeping an oven mitt and a lid close-bye will help in case of a small grease fire. If a small grease fire occurs, with the oven mitt on, carefully sliding the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Immediately turn off the burner and do not move the pan. Wait until the pan completely cools before moving it. This will eliminate the potential of the fire re-igniting.

If you are not sure you can treat the fire safely, “when in doubt, just get out.” Leave and close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.

If you DO TRY to fight the fire, be sure others are already getting out and you have a clear path to the exit.


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