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Pictograph: Cook top fire safety tips

Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge. Always keep a lid nearby when you cook. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, slide the pan lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan has cooled.

The images below are displayed in the order in which they were tested for comprehension.

Overview of a stove with a pan on it. Green arrow showing the handle moved to back of stove.
Woman placing lid on a pan that is on fire.
Woman turns off stove burner.
Woman lifts up lid when the pan is cool indicated by a snowflake above the pan.

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Woman cooking on stove. Fire happens in pan. She places lid on the pan and turns off burner.


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