According to a recent study in the US, more than 50% of house fires start from the kitchen. Your kitchen can be on fire at any time. By always being self-cautious, you can avoid unexpected kitchen fire.
Most of the time you can restrain the fire with your common sense. If due to carelessness you get into a kitchen fire, then first you have to keep your head cool and go with some process to prevent fire.
In this article, I will be talking about some of the main causes of kitchen fires and how to overcome them.
Types and Causes of Kitchen Fires
Most of the kitchen fire happens for food burning. We know that most of the foods in the world burn very easily. That Burning not only ruins your food, it can also catch fire. Always start cooking your food with minimum heating.
You shouldn’t do any other activities like talking on the phone, walking outside, check your mail, etc while you’re cooking. Try to stay close to the kitchen every time you’re cooking.
Flammable materials fire
In general vegetable oil aren’t flammable. But there is some oil in the market which have a high heating issue. So if you’re using that kind of oil, always be alert.
Keep your kitchen electric wire safely. These are one of the most sensitive flammable materials in your kitchen. If your house is quite old, reinstall the kitchen house wire.
Be careful when using flammable liquids such as petrol, pentane.
Firewood, fabric, paper are the riskiest combustible materials. Do not use them unless it’s so necessary.
In the case of electrical equipment, most of the time oven causes kitchen fire. If you got into a fire, instantly turn off the switch and close the oven door.
If your fryer gets too much temperatures, you can get in the kitchen fire. Always maintain the heating when you’re cooking in the fryer.
Be careful with your kitchen room electrical panel, instead of using water always use the fire extinguisher.
Always be inside the kitchen when you’re cooking. A good chef never leaves the kitchen until the cooking is over. When you’re cooking specifically like boiling, grilling, frying you shouldn’t leave the kitchen. Otherwise, you can be caught in a kitchen fire.
Cylinder Gases fire
Gas leaking is one of the most dangerous in a fire accident. If you can’t handle the cylinder properly, it can explode. Never use lighter or matches beside the cylinder. Always keep open the kitchen door and windows. If you don’t know much about cylinders, don’t try to solve any cylinder issue. Call the gas supplier as soon as possible.
If the oil heats up too quickly, it can catch pan fire. Most of the time this is how do kitchen fires start. Oil temperature is a sensitive thing. Because of impressible temperature, the oil heat can be increased at any time to catch kitchen fire.
Many types of clothes need to be used during cooking. Like cooking clothes, masks, towels, etc. Make sure you’re keeping these items far away from your kitchen heat sources. Clothes burn so easily and the fire spread around the kitchen quickly. You have to be extra alert about it.
Smoking involved fire
Smoking cigarettes while you’re cooking is never a good sign. Last year more than 500 deaths happened from kitchen fire caused by cigarettes. Especially when you’re cooking with oil, microwave or oven and an open flame be sure you aren’t doing any kind of smoking. Many kitchen fires in America has been caused by smoking.
Always use oven timer when you’re cooking in the oven. Most of the time people forget after they put a meal in the oven. As a result, many major accidents occur regularly. That’s why you should use the oven timer properly. The timer will remind you how well your food is cooked.
Almost all of us love to cook in the kitchen. In a house, the kitchen is a common room for catching fire easily. Even if you’re very careful in the kitchen, you can still fall into the kitchen fire. Follow the above instruction I mentioned hopefully, you will be safe in any situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are some types of fire. It’s known as class of fire. Class A to Class F. Like “Class A” fire involves solid materials, “Class B” indicate flammable liquid, “Class C” point out gases, “Class D” involves metals.
Oven fire is the most common cause of kitchen fire.
There are 6 classes in the fire. Kitchen fire count on “Class B”
Kitchen fire, heater fire, and electrical fire are the most 3 common types of fire.
Most of the time flammable item causes stove fires.
More than 50% of house fires start in the kitchen.