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Kitchen Fire Safety

This is the best message you could share with anyone about kitchen fires!

Many of you may already know this but it bears repeating. A little wet dish cloth can save lives. I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover a fire in a pan!

This is a dramatic video (30-seconds) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire, usually caused by burning oil in a frying pan or sauce pan. It's a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school, they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water on the grease fire.

The results got the attention of every student. The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated.

The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.

Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message. Watch the video... and don't forget what you see.

If you share this with others, you could possibly save someone from financial loss and, perhaps, pain and suffering. Please use the 'SHARE' button (lower left) to email or share this message with your 'social network.' Thank you!