“Cooking fires happen on the stove top, oven, microwave, grills, hot plates, deep fryer, and duct exhaust fans, just to name a few. But a whopping 59 percent of kitchen fires start on the stove top, according to NFPA statistics, with ovens coming in a very distant second. Once the fire starts there are a couple of Dos and Don’ts:
- DO turn off the heat source, if able to.
- DO try to remove oxygen from the fire.
- DON’T try to put water on it, if it is a grease fire.
- DON’T attempt to clean anything without first consulting your SERVPRO professional technician.