Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What To Do If You Pan Is On Fire


My neighbor had a grease fire and did not know what to do. She sent her two young daughter over for advice…the following is what a person should do when they have a grease fire.






DO NOT THROW WATER ON IT:

The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fireball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.

Also, DO NOT throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.


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3 comments:

~ Charlene S Noto said...

Holy Cow! Great post. I've always worried about that and thought the thing to do was to throw flour or salt on it. Guess it is a good thing I read this before ever encountering one.

Blinders Off said...

Charlene,

I am glad I knew what to do when my neighbor little girls came running over when heir mother did not know how to put out a pan fire

Diane J Standiford said...

Good post, the best of what blogs can do.