WHAT TO DO IF THERE’S A KITCHEN FIRE
Friday Dec 10th, 2021
Kitchen fires happen, so having a fire extinguisher specifically rated for kitchen fires on hand could keep a small fire from becoming a blaze.
If it’s a frying pan fire, don’t move the pan or try to douse the flames with water - this could spread the fire. Turn off the heat and put a metal lid on the pan to smother the fire. Baking soda will extinguish a grease fire, but only if it’s small.
Fire extinguishers only work for a few seconds, so if the fire’s not out in that time, leave the area, alert others, and call the fire department.
Some extinguishers are designed to last a decade, many inexpensive models aren’t. Don’t ignore your extinguishers give them a look-over when the clocks change to check expiry dates or maintenance tags.