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Posted on: November 6, 2021

WFR responds to Oven Fire

On 11/06/21 at 6:12 PM Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 1806 Westminster Ave. for a Oven Fire, Fire was out upon arrival. Fire was cooking related. After noticing the oven fire the resident did everything properly.

 This is a reminder of the tips and proper steps to take when you encounter a oven or range fire. 

  • Never use water on a grease fire.
  • If it is small in the pan, throw baking soda on top of it or cover it with a metal lid.
  • Never use flour or fan the flames with a towel.
  • Use an ABC rated dry chemical extinguisher. Be sure it is placed next to an exit so that you can back out of the kitchen and home if the fire becomes uncontrollable.
  • If it is too big to smother with a lid or put out with an extinguisher, turn off the burner, move the pan off the burner if you are able to, and evacuate the house.
  • If it is in the oven, keep the door closed and turn off the heating element.
  • Do not remove a lid or open the oven door until the pot or pan has completely cooled.
  • Before trying to fight a fire, be sure to evacuate everyone from the home.
  • Turn off the burners or oven.


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