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Kitchen Fire Safety
- Do not leave stovetop cooking unattended, especially when hot oil or frying in involved.
- Wear tight fitting or short-sleeve clothing; bulky sleeves can be ignited by burners.
- Keep towels, potholders, paper and anything else that can burn away.
- If you have a grease fire, turn off the burner and cover the pan with a lid to cut off oxygen to the fire. Let the pan cool before removing the lid. Never try to
- take a burning pan to the sink and NEVER use water on a grease fire. Use a fire extinguisher only if you know how.
- Do not fill fryers more than 1/3 full for deep frying.
- Keep stove and oven clean.
- Turn pot handles away from front.
- Don’t use oven to heat home; it can become overheated and cause a fire.
- For an oven fire, turn off the oven and keep the door closed until the fire is out and the oven cools.
- Keep a portable fire extinguisher readily available.
- Unplug counter-top electrical appliances when not in use.