Water + Oil Fire = Blast

Read and Remember!!

A dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire (oil in a frying pan). Please read the following introduction and then watch the show. It's a real eye-opener!! Perhaps you'll want to share this information or send it on to your family and friends.

Picture this:
An instructor dons a fire suit and, using an 8 oz cup full of water at the end of a 10-foot pole, tosses water onto a grease fire.
You will not soon forget what happens.
The water, being heavier than the 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 resembles a nuclear blast.
Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball 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.

forwarded by Vina

Read How to Extinguish a Fire at the Initial Stages to learn the type of fire and how to handle it.
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