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Grease Fire

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

Melting Microwave from fire Grease Fire

Turning away from watching your favorite show on TV to see flames shooting up from the stove would catch anyone off guard, and that's why it doesn't hurt to refresh your safety plan in the advent of a possible accident, especially because grease fires require different protocol than ones caused by trash, wood, paper, or electrical equipment. The most important thing to remember: Never, ever use water to put a grease fire out, as it can make the problem worse. "Adding water to a hot pan of oil has a volatile effect that can cause fire to escape from the pan," Instead, keep a lid near the stove when you're cooking so you can smother a small fire before it grows. Turn the burner off and leave the pan covered until it's completely cooled. You can also use a fire extinguisher rated for kitchen use(Class B): "Stand back approximately 5 to 6 feet from the fire. 

  • Pull the pin. Point the nozzle away from you and release the locking mechanism.

  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

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