How to Put Out a Grease Fire

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Putting out a grease fire requires covering it with a pot lid, pouring a liberal amount of baking soda over it and using a class B fire extinguisher. Put out a dangers grease fire in a kitchen with helpful information from a security system lead-tech in this free video on home safety.

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Hi my name's Peter and I'm here today to teach you how to put out a grease fire in your kitchen. When you have a grease fire, you're usually going to be cooking something that is fatty and has a lot of grease in it and to put that out, you've always seen on TV someone slapping it with a towel, that is not what you want to do. The first thing you want to do is to simply put a lid over your pan that you have a fire in. That's going to extinguish that fire by cutting off the oxygen supply to it. If that doesn't work or you don't have a lid nearby, the next thing you want to do is grab your baking soda. Pour a liberal amount of baking soda on that. It's usually going to take quite a bit of it to extinguish that fire completely. If your baking soda doesn't work, the next thing you want to do is turn to a class B fire extinguisher. This is a class B and C fire extinguisher that's made for the kitchen for electrical fires and grease fires. This is going to be your last option because if you use this fire extinguisher, it's going to ruin all of the food that you've been cooking. So always use this as your last resort. If you can get it out these two ways, great. If you can't get it out with the fire extinguisher, immediately call 911 so that the fire department can come and put that fire out all the way. And that's how you extinguish a grease fire.

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