Tips to Put Out Fires in the Kitchen Safely in Louisville
Fires that begin in the kitchen account for over half of home fires. Some kitchen fires are small enough that you may be able to put them out with a fire extinguisher safely. By being proactive, you can help save yourself and others from fire and smoke injuries in your Louisville home.
But remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 911 from outside the home.
SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these tips for handling a small cooking fire:
- If the fire is on the stove top or in a pot, put a lid on the fire to smother the flames. Turn off the burner
- If a cloth on the stove top 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. Pot lids 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 firefighting to chance in Louisville. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County knows that objects can be replaced. People and pets cannot.