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How to Extinguish Small Fires?

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

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How Would You Extinguish Small Fires?

A fire can be scary but understanding what to do when it happens can prevent a small fire from growing.

When a fire is just starting, it could be small enough to be extinguished with a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher. But if it starts to scatter fast or takes longer than five seconds to be defeated, call 911 or pull the alarm. In case of a fire, do the following;

Electrical Fires 

  • Turn appliances off or pull the plug.
  • Do not use water.

Cooking Fire

  • Shut off the stove
  • Do not use water or turn on the exhaust fan.

Grease fires

  • Keep your oven grease-free and clean up afterward.
  • Hot grease can spatter and ignite paper.

Gas fires

  • Shut off the gas supply.
  • Never light a match near a heater or a stove.
  • Do not turn on any light switches.

No matter the type of fire, we always recommend calling 911...it's better to be safe than sorry!

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