What To Do If A Cooking Fire Starts in your kitchen in Spokane or Spokane Valley
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) , cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
Here are a few ideas of what to do if a cooking fire breaks out in your Spokane home.
- Put a lid on it- If a pan catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan. Leave the lid on until completely cooled. DO NOT care the burning pan to the sink or outside. Movement can reignite the fire or cause serious burns.
- Keep the microwave or oven door shut- Turn off the heat. If flames do not go out immediatley, call the fire department (911).
- Know how to use a fire extinguisher- Not all are alike. They are designed for specific types of fire. There are 3 different types of fire extinguishers:
1) Class A : fires involving ordinary combustibles such as wood,cloth or paper.
2) Class B: fires involving flammable liquids like greases and gas.
3) Class C: electrical fires
- Water and grease do not mix- Never pour water on a grease fire, water will cause is to flare and spread.
- Know the emergency number for your local fire department ( In Spokane or Spokane Valley, that's 911) If possible call from the outside.
After the fire trucks are gone, your home and belongings likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also extensive water damage from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of the Spokane Valley has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition. We also have specific training and equipment for odor removal and deep cleaning of upholstery and carpet.
Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. Feelings of confusion and stress are common, and you need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. We always treat your family with the greatest empathy and respect, and we’ll treat your property with great care.
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