When there’s a fire in your skillet or microwave
With a skillet fire, the first course of action is to turn off the burner and slide a lid on the pan if it’s safe to do so without getting burned. If that doesn’t do the trick, take a towel, soak it with water, squeeze it out and then cover the skillet completely, which should put the fire out, Epstein says. Don’t forget to turn off the burner first! If you have a kitchen fire extinguisher, you could use that instead. If the fire continues to burn for any reason, call 911 and get out of the house. If the fire erupts in the microwave, immediately unplug it and leave the door closed to allow the fire to suffocate, according to sheknows.com. If it looks like the fire is spreading from the microwave, call the fire department immediately.