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The City of Cape Town shared a helpful video of firefighters putting out a grease/oil fire leading up to Fire Prevention Week.


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Cape Town, South Africa (30 September 2020) – Fire Prevention Week starts on the 4th of October and runs until the 10th. This year, the City of Cape Town is sharing some helpful tips that we can all learn from.

Leading up to Fire Prevention Week the city got firefighters to show everyone how to put out a fire that was started because of grease or oil. The most important tip is that you should NEVER throw water on the fire.

Water and oil are not friends and if you attempt to extinguish an oil/grease fire using water, you will only make the situation worse!

Take a look at the helpful video tutorial by trained firefighters below.

The best way to kill a grease or oil fire is to smother the flames. To do this you can use one of two methods.

You can smother the flames by place a damp dishtowel or any damp fabric over the flames or use a pot lid to kill the access to oxygen and smother it that way. The firefighters say the key is not to panic if a fire starts.

Firefighters are true heroes and we love that they took some time to share this helpful tip with South Africa. If you have ever seen a grease fire in action, you will know it can be quite stressful so keep these helpful tips in mind, just in case!

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