- : Grease fires can be very dangerous. Call 911 as soon as you suspect you cannot control the fire.
- Step 1: 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.
- Step 2: Avoid water Steer clear of water. Pouring water on burning grease will cause the superheated water to splatter, spreading the fire.
- TIP: Do not carry the burning pan outside. The grease will splash and spread the fire.
- Step 3: Cover with the lid Cover the fire with the pan lid. Avoid using glass lids since they can shatter from the heat.
- Step 4: Smother with baking soda Smother the fire with baking soda. This method works if a large amount of baking soda is quickly accessible.
- TIP: Stop, drop, and roll if your clothes catch on fire.
- Step 5: Douse with fire extinguisher Douse the fire with a dry chemical fire extinguisher. Store a Class B kitchen fire extinguisher within easy reach.
- Step 6: Call 911 If the flames aren't out, call 911 immediately and get out of the house.
- FACT: Approximately 3,660 people are injured in cooking equipment fires each year.
You Will Need
- A non-glass pan lid
- Baking soda
- A kitchen fire extinguisher