I never realized that a wet dish cloth can be a lid to cover a fire in a pan!
This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with acommon kitchen fire ... oil in a frying pan. Read the following introduction, then watch the show ... It's a real eye-opener!!
At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with adeep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suitand using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students.
The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes super heated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fire ball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room.
Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup creates theexplosive force of two sticks of dynamite. This is a powerful message. Watch the video and don't forget what you see. Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them.