Cooking tips to reduce fire hazards
Reduce the chances of a fire starting in the kitchen when you take the time to understand the safety measures you can put in place while cooking. Avoid a grease fire by cleaning up any messy areas after cooking. Don't leave your range unattended while there is food being prepared. Instead, turn the burner off if you need to leave the room. Remove any oven mitts, food wrappers or papers from the area where you will be cooking to prevent these combustible materials from catching on fire. Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case you need to put out a fire.