Cooking Fire Safety

Cooking fire safetyUnattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in Seattle. Never leave the kitchen when frying, broiling or grilling food. If you must leave the stove, turn it off or set a timer to remind you to check the food.

If there is a fire in a pan:

  • Cover it with a lid—use an oven mitt to protect your hand.
  • Turn off the stove and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • If the fire is large or has spread to other items, get outside quickly and call 911 from a safe place.

Keep all things that can catch fire away from the stovetop—loose clothing, oven mitts, towels, papers, food packaging, wood or plastic cooking utensils and even curtains.

Cooking Fire Safety

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Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief
Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 386-1400
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The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) has 33 fire stations located throughout the City. SFD deploys engine companies, ladder companies, and aid and medic units to mitigate loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters.