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Proper ways to handle kitchen fires

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One of the common fires at home starts in the kitchen. With this reason, it is important to learn how to keep the fire from getting out of control when it occurs. Below are the best actions on how to handle different types of fires:

For grease fires, never pour water because it will spread the fire. A potholder or oven mitt must be placed to prevent the fire from spreading. If these two are not present, a lid can also be used  to turn down the fire.

A fire in the microwave or oven can be blocked by turning off the oven and ensure to close the door.

It is advisable to have a fire extinguisher to contain any fire in the kitchen. Just ensure that you will know how to use and when to use the extinguisher.

If the fire is out of control after doing the steps provided, call the fire department.

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