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Fire Extinguishers | 4 Actionable Steps To Undertake When Your Oven Catches Fire

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If you're cooking something with tons of grease in your oven, then your inattention may lead to a kitchen fire. Ovens can catch fire when you cook with lots of grease or if you leave the item inside to cook for too long. An oven fire is frightening, but can be contained with the right actions. Using fire extinguishers to douse the fire is vital, but you must also follow these actionable steps when your oven catches fire for the safety of everyone at home.

Switch Off The Electricity And Close The Oven Door

If you notice a fire starting inside the oven, the first thing you should do is switch off the electricity, so that the heat stops inside. Make sure you close the oven door to prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of your kitchen. Turning off the oven will cut out the source of the heat, while closing the oven door will block the fire, since it won't be able to burn more without any oxygen.

Use Your Fire Extinguishers

Home fires can start at anytime and from anywhere, so make sure that all fire extinguishers in your home are always in working condition. The first step will reduce the fire inside the oven, but may not completely eliminate it. When you get access to your fire extinguishers, open the oven door slightly and smother the fire using them.

Open The Windows And Ventilate The Room

Once the fire extinguishers work on your oven fire, there's probably going to be a ton of smoke inside the room. Open all the windows and ventilate the room as much as possible to get rid of the smoke inside. You will now need to carefully open your oven door fully to allow most of the smoke to escape. Since the food is most likely damaged, remove the hot pan and throw out the burnt food.

Inspect Potential Damage That May Have Occurred

If the fire doesn't burn for too long, it's unlikely that your oven is damaged. But if the fire is allowed to burn for a while, then some components within your oven may need repair or replacement. You may need to call an oven technician to inspect and ascertain whether your oven needs fixing. If the oven is undamaged, then you simply need to give it a good clean before continuing your cooking effort.

Follow these actionable steps when your oven catches fire. Make sure that all fire extinguishers in your home work at all times to put off any household fire that may occur quickly.


10 May 2016