Cooking Oil Fire in Bonita Ridge Home?
Our team in Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley/Marana East responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Tucson. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ranges or cook-tops account for three out of every five reported home fires involving cooking equipment. Here are some tips for cooking with oil from the NFPA:
- Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop
- Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a danger sign that the oil is too hot.
- Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing
- Add food gently to the pot or pan, so the oil does not splatter
- Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again. Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water on the fire.
- Get everyone out of your home if the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan. Call the fire department from outside.
When your home or business in Tucson has fire damage, our local team in Northeast Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 520-760-9352.
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