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By  Goobian  |  3

When do you learn that? In grade school? My best friend taught me to shake salt on the grease because salt can't burn so that is how I deal with it or of course a lid or another non flammable cover.

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  Bonesaw9268  |  0

The fire department billed them for responding. It is simply because the fire department had to respond (lights and siren) to the home and that endangers the general public. It is usually no more than a couple hundred dollars... just enough to deter people from making false calls.

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Very silly of her! I was taught by my family when I was 5, and by my school some time in early elementary school. Every now and then, it would come up in future science classes, too. How can one get to an age that can legally marry and not learn this?

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  chanman  |  0

Oxbaker: Wouldn't it be BECAUSE they don't pay sales tax that they have to pay a fire department bill? Your reasoning astounds me. Silvermoon: Well yes, I know that too, but I don't know if I would remember it immediately if something was on fire. Maybe i'd try splashing water on it once, and then remember "oh right!". I hope this woman didn't try hosing it down...

By  Goobian  |  3

When do you learn that? In grade school? My best friend taught me to shake salt on the grease because salt can't burn so that is how I deal with it or of course a lid or another non flammable cover.

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  Reyo  |  2

Well all of this is good to know, and I'm sure they googled the shit out of the phrase "How to put out grease fires", but nothings going to make that fine go away. @OP: I don't know whether to laugh at, or kick the crap out of your ex. Man this is so confusing.

By  null_fml  |  11

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  Headcrab  |  29

If you do that you could wind up with a dust explosion. This sometimes happens in wood mills and flour plants where three are enough particles in the air to make them catch on fire and it makes a huge fireball. I'd strongly advice against using flour. Just use a wet towel and call the fire dept.

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  lmmmr  |  0

There is enough grease in the butter you use for grilled cheese to start a grease fire capable of destroying a kitchen? Thats a fucking greasy grilled cheese.

By  Aly3277  |  0

I discovered that you can't put out a grease fire with baking powder....it's supposed to be baking soda. Turns out baking powder makes the flames bigger. :)

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Bullshit. You're supposed to serenade the fire with a ukulele song and make love to it on the beach, regardless of where sand will work its way into. Every sane person knows that. :D

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  musu_fml  |  0

I thought you Americans liked that whole "bill you if you use it" thing. I mean, you run your healthcare like that. Why not other things? When your house catches fire, the fire department hand you a bill after you call them out. When someone steals your car, the police bill you for their expenses in tracking down the crook. That's what Americans want, right?

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That's how stuff tends to work in America, but only certain groups of people want it that way. I think it would make far more sense to only bill if it's a prank call and just raise taxes a bit to compensate.

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