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cooking fires in residential buildings.
Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking at high temperatures.
If you must leave, turn off the burner.
When simmering food on the stove or baking in the oven, set a timer to remind you that you are cooking. It is very easy to get distracted by electronics and lose track of time.
Before you turn on the heat, move dishtowels, bags, boxes, paper and curtains — anything that can burn — away from the stove.
When you are finished, wipe up any spills or food left on the stove.
Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking at high temperatures, like frying, boiling and grilling.
When oil gets too hot, it can easily start a fire. Keep a pot lid or a cookie sheet nearby when you are cooking at high temperatures.
If the pot starts to flame, put the lid or cookie sheet over the pot, turn off the heat and let it cool.
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Information was provided by Fire Chief Jay Moore
The mission of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department is to protect lives, property, and the environment of Lawrenceburg, and if requested, Lawrence and surrounding counties.