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Cooking safety tips from WFD

With the holidays right around the corner, the Wilmington Fire Department would like to remind you to “Cook with Caution.” Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fire and home fire injuries.

  • Keep a 3 foot “KID FREE ZONE” around appliances that are hot. This ensures children are not playing near hot liquids or other foods that could burn them.
  • If you are frying, boiling, grilling food please stay with it at all times. It only takes seconds for a fire to start and burn out of control.
  • If you are baking or roasting food in the oven please stay in the house and check on your food often. Try setting a timer to remind yourself to check the oven.

To prevent burns to your hands remember to use oven mitts instead of pot holders.

If a fire does start in your kitchen please remember to evacuate the home and call 911 before you try to extinguish the fire. The most important thing to remember is to make sure everyone makes it out safely before using your fire extinguisher. The method to use your fire extinguisher is PASS. Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep.

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