If your clothes are burning, immediately drop to the ground and roll back and forth quickly.
If the fire is large or spreading fast, evacuate the residence immediately, then call emergency to report the fire.
For fires on wood, paper and cloth, use water or a Class A fire extinguisher to douse the flames. Place small objects in the sink to help contain the fire.
If fat or grease in a pan starts burning, quickly slide a lid over the pan to cover it completely and cut off the oxygen supply. Turn off the heat.
For small grease fires, throw baking soda over the flames or use a Class B fire extinguisher.
For electrical fires, throw baking soda over the flames or use a Class C fire extinguisher.
If you have a fire in your oven, close the oven door and turn off the heat to smother the flames.
In general, try to put out a fire if it's small. But if the flames begin spreading, do not remain in the kitchen.
To prevent future fires, always keep your stove, oven and hood clean, and avoid overloading outlets or circuits with too many appliances.
Things You Will Need
- Baking Soda
- Pan Lid
- ABC-rated Fire Extinguisher
- To use a fire extinguisher, pull the pin to release the lock, aim the nozzle at the back of the fire and sweep from side to side while squeezing the handle.