Whether you are face to face with an electrical fire, a grease fire, or otherwise, it is important to understand how you might be able to put them out or, at least, get it under control while you escape and wait for help.
Have a Fire Extinguisher
Having a fire extinguisher in your home is an absolute must. In the event that a fire occurs inside of your home, a fire extinguisher you will be able to keep it to a minimum or completely put it out. However, make sure you understand how to use your fire extinguisher ahead of time. You should read the label to understand how to use it and what type of extinguisher it is.
Minimize the Oxygen
If you walk away from your microwave or oven, and suddenly the food inside of it is on fire, the best thing you can do is cut off any oxygen that the appliance is getting. First, turn the device off. Keep the doors shut and the fire inside of it should start to diminish. If it still is out of hand, you can open the door carefully and use a fire extinguisher, but if it’s building, you should call 911.
Handling Outdoor Fires
If you notice a brush fire outside, it’s important to take action as quickly as possible. To put out a brush fire, look for the closest source of water available such as a garden hose. Typically, a brush fire can result in a major fire in just a matter of minutes. It is important to call 911 immediately upon spotting a brush fire.
Keep in mind that most common household fires can be prevented with the help of smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, maintaining electrical appliances, and so forth.
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