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How to Put Out an Oven Fire

Simple Tip: Close Oven Door to Put Out a Fire

The other day I was baking a cake and accidentally filled the pans with too much batter. They over flowed while cooking and the batter fell to the floor of the oven and started a fire! Luckily, thanks to my ex-fire-chief father, I knew exactly what to do. Instead of panicking, I removed the cakes and closed the door quickly. I turned off the oven and left it alone for about 10 minutes. This removes the air from the oven and in turn, puts out the fire.

Have you ever had a kitchen fire? How did you deal with it?

Michelle3567820 Michelle3567820 4 years
Roarman and SundayDrive must be a couple of morons. Did you even read what was written? Her oven did not start out like that the batter dropping on the oven floor caused it to start the fire. This picture may not even be hers. It's been used in other oven fire articles. Pay attention to what you are reading don't try cleaning the oven when it's on fire ok dumb dumbs?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
How do you clean an oven so it doesn't start fires?? That's what I want to know. I haven't started a fire in the oven, yet. But my fiance has a good story. He was making a couple steaks, well marinated big hunks of meat, and put the them in the oven. After a while him and his room mate smelled smoke. They ran to the kitchen opened the oven and their were flames every where. Panicked he ran next door to ask if the neighbor had a fire extinguisher. They didn't. He ran back to his kitchen where his room mate had closed the oven and smoke was still spilling out. She had the baking soda in hand was ready to pour it on the fire and the steaks. My fiance stopped her. He wanted to save his steaks. He turned off the oven to let the fire go out on it's own and once it did, he had perfectly charbroiled steaks, flame kissed. He said those were the best steaks he ever made. His room mate was none to happy either. :)
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
I agree with Roarman. I would be soo embarrassed if my oven looked like that!
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
that is so scary!!! i would have freaked.... but this tip is great to know!
lizzyopal lizzyopal 7 years
i had a pretty bad one on one of the burners once (something was underneath the burner and i didn't see it before i turned the thing on). i turned off the burner and grabbed the baking soda outta the cabinet. we had some pretty bad smoke in the apartment for a bit but hey, i got the fire out! haha
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yeah, shutting the door works. If you want it out faster, dump baking soda on it and then shut the door. It also works for stovetop flareups.
Roarman Roarman 7 years
Another tip would be clean the oven to prevent fire in the first place.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
Scary! This is good to know though.
HappyKate HappyKate 7 years
I had a pretty large toaster oven fire once (I needed to clean out the crumbs). Luckily my folks had given me one of those small inexpensive fire extinguishers for my apartment and I kept it in the kitchen. It did the trick and I can still use the extinguisher! That's the only time though.
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