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FD44 responds to cooking fire

The following is the weekly report for King County Fire District 44 for Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 as reported by Public Information Officer Tim Percival:

Total Calls for the week:

Fire: 1

Rupture/Explosion: 0

EMS/Rescue: 11

Hazardous conditions: 1

Service Call: 0

Good Intent: 3

False Call: 2

Severe Weather: 0

Other: 0

Total Calls: 18

Incident Of The Week:

Date: 12/1

Time of Call: 12:20

Location: 151 Ave SE

Narrative:

· KCFD 44 and Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to cooking fire. The firefighters found the fire was extinguished when they arrived on scene, but they checked for extension to make sure they fire did not spread. They found some minor smoke damage on the wall and ceiling. The resident called 911 after they had a grease fire while cooking and someone splashed water on the fire causing it to splash and spread to the curtains and cabinets.

Safety Message:

· Cooking fires are a major cause of residential fires and grease fires are fairly common. It is important to understand what is on fire, and the proper way to extinguish it before you try to put out the fire and cause more damage. The National Fire Protection Association advises, “Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.” When trying to put out a grease fire be sure to have everyone evacuate, call 911 immediately, keep loose clothing away from the fire and don’t use water to try and put the fire out.

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