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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Stove top fire Safety

8/31/2021 (Permalink)

tan color wall and oven with black burn marks from a fire Stove top fires can have a very bad outcome!

Frying up some chicken? Or a tasty sweet treat? An employee just mentioned the other day that they were frying up some funnel cakes and the oil got too hot.  There are some interesting things to keep in mind if your cooking catches fire. In most cases this happens when the oil you are heating up gets too hot. We've all been in this situation before, here are some helpful tips!

What you should do if this happens:

  • Fire reacts more to oxygen once started. If you remove the oxygen by putting a lid or cookie sheet over the pot this will help stop the fire. It may take a few minutes, but this is one huge step to stop a fire. 
  • You can also use baking soda or salt to put out the fire. Also those who have a fire extinguisher you can use that as well. 
  • Turn off the heat, then move the pan to a cool burner.
  • Call 911, if you can not get the fire under control. 

What you NEVER should do:

  • Do not throw water on the pot! If you throw water on the stove this will cause an expansion of the fire. 
  • Do not move the pot either. By moving the pot you could cause burns to yourself, those around you or spread the fire.
  • Never use flour this will expand and make the fire worse.

If you need a fire clean up call SERVPRO of East Riverside City, we will make it "Like it never even happened." We specialize in all your textile cleaning, as well as structural cleaning. We are here 24/7 call us today! (951)222-2224  www.SERVPROeastriversidecity.com

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