What To Do In Case Of A Kitchen Fire

Please watch this very short video that is short and to the point. 34 seconds long but if you’re ever in this situation it will save your kitchen, your house, and most of all YOU. Watch and learn how not to put out a grease fire.

At Charleston Navy Base Fire Fighting Training school, they demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer on fire out in a field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz. cup at the end of a 10-foot pole, toss water onto the grease fire. The water, being heavier than the oil, sinks to the bottom of the fryer 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 resembles a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fireball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.

2 Responses to “ What To Do In Case Of A Kitchen Fire ”

  1. This site is freaking amazing.
    Thanks. I’ll grab the RSS feed immediately.


  2. That’s very interesting. My first instinct would have been to grab the baking soda, but I see how using a damp towel makes sense too.

    Of course, deep frying and cooking with oil isn’t a great idea in the first place for your heart health…


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