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Do you know what to do for kitchen fires?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires can cause a lot of damage but in this case, the homeowner quickly extinguished it with baking soda and a lid.

Do you know how many fires start in the kitchen per year?  Approximately 44% of all residential fires begin in the kitchen or about 173,000 per year.  Kitchen fires can be caused by grease, cooking that is left unattended, items placed too close to the fire or even burning poultry in the microwave. At SERVPRO of Franklin Vance and Granville Counties we have seen many of these causes. When  a fire happens people panic- Do NOT attempt to carry a grease fire outside- instead put a lid on the pan, put salt or baking soda on it. In this photo the homeowner put baking soda and a lid on it.  The fire did cause damage inside the home from the cabinets, ceilings and walls and sent smoke throughout the main living space but nobody was hurt, SERVPRO Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was onsite quickly to begin the mitigation and cleaning process.

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