Fire Safety Tip – Grease Fires

Grease Fire in the kitchen? Never use water to put it out!

Step 1:  While wearing an oven mitt, use the pot lid like a shield and slide it over the top of the pot. If you do not have a pot lid, a cookie sheet can be used instead.

Step 2:  Turn off the heat.

Step 3:  Do not remove the lid or cover until the fire is completely out and the contents have had time to cool (at least 20 minutes).

A public fire safety message from Athabasca County Emergency Services