Preventing Cooking Fires

Careless cooking is one of the leading causes of residential fires in Texas and the nation. This results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in property loss and numerous injuries each year and sometimes deaths.

  • Should a pan fire occur, use a fire extinguisher, baking soda, or a tight fitting lid to extinguish the fire. If the fire has spread beyond the pan, get out immediately and call 911.
  • Never use flour or water to extinguish a cooking fire. Flour is combustible and water can spread the fire.
  • Keep pan handles turned inwards so they aren't accidentally bumped or grabbed by children.
  • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves while cooking. Make sure there aren't any combustible objects on or near the stove.

More Information

For more information, contact the Fire Department at 830-249-3644.