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Best Ways To Extinguish a Grease Fire

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Grease fire in a pan. If you have a grease fire, never use water.

How To Put Out A Grease Fire

The kitchen can be an ideal place to mingle with family and friends. Here, you can cook your favorite dishes and enjoy your creations. The kitchen is also a common place in the home where fires start. One of the most notorious types of fire is the grease fire. This unique challenge can quickly get out of hand and spread. If you don’t know how to properly put it out, you could in for some terrible consequences.

Cover it Up

If you’re frying or grilling something tasty, but the grease ignites some flames, you need to act quickly before the fire finds its way to other parts of the kitchen and your Big Sky, MT home. Your first steps are critical.

  • Grab a nearby metal lid and place it over the top of the flames.
  • Use a cookie sheet to cover the area where the fire started.
  • Leave the lid or cookie sheet in place until it is cool.

Do not use Water

As a child, you learned water can quickly put out fires. However, this isn’t the case with grease fires. In fact, this can cause the fire to spread. If you have a grease fire, never use water.

Try Baking Soda

Hopefully, you’ll have some baking soda in the cabinets of your kitchen. If covering the fire isn’t working, or if the fire has gotten too large, try pouring a generous amount of baking soda on the flames. This should smother it and extinguish the flames. This will make your fire cleanup a little messy, but it will save you extensive damage and heartache. It’s important to not use similar materials such as flour or baking powder.

No one wants to see a grease fire at home. The good news is that if you know how to act promptly by using these strategies, you can put an end to the fire before it causes major problems.

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