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The City of Portland, Oregon

Fire & Rescue

Always Ready, Always There

Phone: 503-823-3700

Fax: 503-823-3710

55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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What To Do If You Have a Cooking Fire


This afternoon, Portland Fire & Rescue's Public Information Officer, Paul Corah, was on hand at Portland Fire Station 5 (located at 1505 SW DeWitt) for a cooking safety demonstration involving live fire and fire suppression techniques.  This is in response to the fact that PF&R has treated four patients for cooking-related burns in last three days. 

Here are some tips from Corah on what to do if you have a cooking fire.  Make sure to:

  • Cover the pan and turn the stove off
  • Only use baking soda or an approved extinguisher on the fire (no flour or water)
  • Do not move a pan until cooled completely
  • If a fire extends, or you are unable to immediately extinguish it, evacuate all occupants and call 9-1-1



  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  July 23, 2010



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