I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all lid to cover a fire in a pan!
This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire…oil in a frying pan. It’s a real eye-opener!!
Water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes super-heated.
The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out.
Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive force of 2 sticks of dynamite.
Click here to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pSEtKRsiQ