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Fire Prevention Week from the National Fire protection Association

Lexington, SC 10/13/2023 - Here's another valuable safety tip for #FirePreventionWeek from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): NEVER put water on a grease fire.

If the worst happens and your oil does catch on fire, do the following:


• Turn the Heat Off - Don't try to move the pot. You might accidentally splash yourself or your kitchen with burning oil... and that would be bad.


• Cover the Pot with a Metal Lid - Fire cannot exist without oxygen. With the lid on (and the heat off), the fire should quickly consume all the oxygen and put itself out. Use a metal lid since glass will shatter.


• Pour on Baking Soda - Baking soda will extinguish grease fires, but only if they're small. It takes a lot of baking soda to do the job.


• Spray the Pot with a Fire Extinguisher - This is your last resort, as fire extinguishers will contaminate your kitchen. Still, it's better than the alternative if the fire is getting out of control.


• Get Out and Call 911 - If the fire does break out of control, don't try to be a hero. Get out and find a phone to call 911.


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