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You Will Need
- A non-glass pan lid
- Baking soda
- A kitchen fire extinguisher
Initiate an evacuation
Turn off the burner and get everybody out of the kitchen. Have your phone at the ready in case you need to call 911.
Steer clear of water. Pouring water on burning grease will cause the superheated water to splatter, spreading the fire.
Cover with the lid
Cover the fire with the pan lid. Avoid using glass lids since they can shatter from the heat.
Smother with baking soda
Smother the fire with baking soda. This method works if a large amount of baking soda is quickly accessible.
Douse with fire extinguisher
Douse the fire with a dry chemical fire extinguisher. Store a Class B kitchen fire extinguisher within easy reach.
If the flames aren't out, call 911 immediately and get out of the house.