Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Cooking

Before cooking:

  • Avoid wearing clothing which is bulky, frilly or has long loose sleeves, e.g., bathrobe

Immediate actions:

If there’s a fire on your stove and it’s out of control:

  • Escape the structure
  • Call for help, e.g., dial 911

If the fire is not out of control and is contained to the stove top:

  • Don’t put water on the fire – will probably spread the fire
  • Turn off the burner(s)
  • Place a lid on the pot containing the fire
  • Get a fire extinguisher
  • Stand approx. 6 feet from the fire – if you’re too close, you could spread the fire
  • Spray the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire (unless otherwise directed by instructions on the fire extinguisher)

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