Causes of Common Kitchen Fires
The kitchen is the source of many fire hazards because it's where heat, electricity, water and grease come together. The most common type of fire is the grease fire. A grease fire is extremely dangerous as it can get out of control quickly and spread from the stove throughout the kitchen and into other rooms of the house. Thanksgiving day alone counts for nearly 2,500 house fires across America.
Common Causes of Kitchen Fires
Too high temperature in the fryer
Vegetable, more flammable, oils
Old, more flammable oil, in the deep fryer
Fat deposits in the flue and ventilation ducts
Misalignment sprinklers due to equipment moved around
Clogged melting links of the sprinklers leading to impaired function
Other types of kitchen fires include oven fire or the microwave. When a fire starts, keep the door closed and turn off the oven. The lack of oxygen will suffocate the flames. If continues to smoke like a fire use a fire extinguisher or call fire department.
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