VeraBlue's over fire story
made me remember something that happened to my friends and me many years ago.
We were sleeping over my friends house and we decided to make popcorn on the stove. We put some oil in the pot and put the corn in and went to it. Well me and one of my buddies went downstairs to play ping pond while the other friend made the popcorn. Next thing we he is running downstairs yelling fire. We, of course, thought he was just joking. He was not. We get upstairs and there is a serious flame shooting straight up to the ceiling.
After a second of panic, I run to the freezer and get the baking soda. I was so proud of myself for remembering that you can use that to smoother a grease fire. I go to dump it on the flames and the whole thing comes out in one solid clump
Well now what? That was the only thing I knew how to do. Of course now I would know to put a lid on the pot, but thinking back on it, that might have been difficult to do as the flames were so intense that it was hard to get that close.
So what did I end up doing??? I did what we were always taught NOT to do. i used water. I took the hose from the sink and blasted the flames. Thankfully they went right out. We were quite lucky that night.