Preventing kitchen fires

(Slightly modified from Judy’s email:)

Hi all,

I’m still recovering from last night’s adventure. The fire damage was nothing (one indoor grill, two pot holders, one burner cover) compared to the aftermath -- the stench of burnt plastic and the fine dust from the fire extinguisher. I’ve been running fans all day on exhaust and it’s still difficult to breathe in the house.

We recently had a small kitchen fire (fortunately we suffered only smoke damage). We learned several lessons that could save you from smoke damage, a destroyed kitchen, or a lost house.

Some advice:

Judy (aka Sparky)

Last updated: 10 July 2005.