Kitchen Safety

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Avoid a Kitchen Fire

Cooking is a leading cause of house fires. Avoid one in your home by following these tips:

  • Make sure the smoke detector in your kitchen has working batteries
  • Always keep a fire extinguisher on hand, and know how to use it
  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Keep pets and young children away from hot cooking areas
  • Never leave pot holders, kitchen towels, or flammable items on or near the stove
  • Clean cooking surfaces regularly to avoid grease build-up
  • Check to make sure all burners are in the off position before leaving the room

 

For more information, call Tumwater Fire Department at (360) 754-4170.