Put a lid on it!

You can take simple steps to keep a small kitchen fire from getting out of control.

  • Always keeps a lid nearby when cooking.  If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner.  Leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
  • Never discharge a portable fire extinguisher into a grease fire because it will spread the fire.
  • In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed until the oven is cool.  After the fire, have the oven serviced before using it again.
  • If you have a microwave oven fire, turn the appliance off immediately and keep the oven door closed.  Have the microwave oven serviced before using it again.

Source:  National Fire Protection Association