Grease Fire Safety Tips
Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries. Knowing how to extinguish a grease fire can help you, your family, and friends from getting hurt or having a severe house fire.
If a grease fire starts:
- Cover the flames with a metal lid or sheet pan. Leave the cover on until it has cooled.
- Turn off the heat source.
- If it is small and manageable, pour baking soda or salt on it to smother the fire.
- As a last resort, spray the fire with a chemical fire extinguisher
- Do not use water!
- Do not attempt to move the pot/pan outside.
DO NOT use four, baking powder, or other cooking powders. They could cause the fire to become worse.
If you are unable to extinguish the grease fire:
- GET OUT! You need to leave as soon as possible.
- When you leave, close the door behind you. This will help contain the fire inside.
- When you get to a safe distance, call 911.
Call SERVPRO of Jonesboro at (870)934-0501 if you experience a fire, and need our assistance with fire mitigation.