Oil Fire Videos
These are dramatic videos about how to deal with a common kitchen fire—oil in a frying pan. At the Fire Fighting Training School, they demonstrate kitchen oil fires with a deep fat fryer set on a fire field. An instructor dons a fire suit and uses an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than the oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty-foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fireball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of flour or sugar creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.