Tips to Put Out Fires in the Kitchen Safely in Austin & Albert Lea
SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea recognizes that over half of home fires start in the kitchen. Some kitchen fires start out small enough that you might be able to put them out easily. By being proactive, you can save yourself and others from fire and smoke injuries in your Austin & Albert Lea home.
Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.
SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea has these tips to offer for handling a small cooking fire:
- If the fire is on the stovetop or in a pot, put a lid on the fire to smother the flames. Turn off the burner
- If a cloth on the stovetop is on fire, put a lid on the fire to smother the flames. Turn off any burners
- Do not use water on a gas fire or a grease fire. Potlids will smother a fire. You can also use (a lot of) baking soda. Pour a box of baking soda on the fire
- If the fire is in the oven, turn off the heat. Close the oven door.
Never leave fire-fighting to chance. SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea knows that objects can be replaced. People and pets cannot.
SERVPRO of Austin & Albert Lea is independently owned and operated.