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Most accidental house fires start in the kitchen
Most kitchen fires occur when people are distracted or leave things unattended.
- Never use a toaster under a shelf or kitchen cupboard – pull it out from under the cupboard when in use.
- Don’t hang wet or damp tea towels on the cooker to dry.
- Dirty grill pans and ovens cause fires. Help keep them clean.
- When using a microwave read the cooking instructions carefully, ensure you don’t put in any metal objects.
- Kettles can cause serious burns from the steam, make sure you don’t lean over the kettle when it’s boiling.
What you should do if there is a cooking fire
- Try not to panic and don’t take any risks.
- Don't move the pan.
- Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher.
- Turn off the heat - If it's safe to do so.
- Leave the kitchen, closing the door behind you.
- Ensure everyone else in the home is out too.
- Don’t go back inside for any reason.
- Once you are out safely call 999 and ask for the Fire Service.
How many hazards can you spot?