Bluffton firefighters offer kitchen safety tips

newsroom@islandpacket.comMarch 5, 2014 

The Bluffton Township Fire District urges residents to be cautious in their kitchens to prevent cooking fires -- the single greatest cause of home fires and injuries, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

In a recent news release, the district asked residents to remember four safety tips: Stand by pans when cooking and turn burners off when unattended; look out for smoke when using high heat; turn pot handles toward the back of the stove; and keep a pan lid or baking sheet nearby to snuff out flames.

The release was prompted by a Feb. 27 kitchen fire in Arborwood, district spokesman Randy Hunter said.

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