Oct 2, 2013 2:15 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - October is Fire Prevention Month, a perfect time for Captain James Brown of the Corpus Christi Fire Department to show what not to do with a grease fire in the kitchen.
Brown says most home fires start in the kitchen. In a panic, people will instinctively and incorrectly move the pan towards the sink and water. That's a bad move, because oil and water don't mix. The water will just spread the burning oil or grease and potentially cause burns to person moving the pan, plus spread the fire in the home.
Instead, if you see a pan on fire put a lid on it, turn off the stove, leave the home and call 911. The lack of fuel to the stove and lack of oxygen to the fire should keep the damage to a minimum.
Captain Brown says one of the big things to keep in mind -- don't leave the kitchen unattended while something's cooking.