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Old 07-25-2020, 11:53 AM
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I accidentally started a small kitchen fire today. I had been to Sam's and Aldi's and when unloading the groceries apparently one of the boxes nudged the knob for the back eye on the stove. I have burner covers on all the eyes because the stove is old and gross. In making room for the groceries a stack of paper plates had gotten stacked on top of the burner cover. I was putting groceries away with my back to the stove and thought I smelled something and even started to ask DH if he had cooked while I was gone. I collected all the frozen things and went downstairs to the freezer. I was downstairs and remembered that I had a load of clothes in the washer, so I stopped to move those to the dryer. As I walked back upstairs I began to smell something that I knew wasn't food-related, and as I turned the corner to the kitchen the paper plates were on fire- like with smoke and flames!! DH (who was a fireman when we first married) was sitting in the next room (totally oblivious! ) and came when I yelled 'fire'. He was able to extinguish it quickly, but the house was full of smoke. I hate my stove and my kitchen needs to be updated, so I laughingly told DH I should have just gone back downstairs for a few minutes until there was a little more damage. Just kidding...sort of! (Think I could replicate it?


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Old 07-25-2020, 11:59 AM
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I'm glad to hear you came up at the right time, even if you don't quite qualify for a new kitchen yet.
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Old 07-25-2020, 12:07 PM
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Wow! Scary! Glad you got it in time. Iím surprised your smoke detector didnít go off? My was blaring yesterday when I was cooking bacon.
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Old 07-25-2020, 12:19 PM
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You were so lucky! Definitely a reason for a new stove.
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I'm so glad you're safe.
Old 07-25-2020, 12:20 PM
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That could have been very bad.


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Old 07-25-2020, 12:33 PM
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Scary, but glad you can laugh about it now.
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Old 07-25-2020, 12:39 PM
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My worse nightmare. So glad you are ok.
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:43 PM
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Wow! Definitely scary! Might be enough for DH to think about redoing kitchen after all. So glad you and your DH and home are all good.
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Old 07-25-2020, 03:56 PM
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The is so scary. I am glad you got it put out without a worse scenario.
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Old 07-25-2020, 07:18 PM
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It is incredible that you got there at the right time. A couple of years ago, we had a kitchen fire. I got up to put Gabriel to bed and there was smoke coming from the kitchen. I go investigate and it is coming from under the sink. I open the cabinet and flames greeted me. I grabbed the fire extinguisher (turned out fine, but stupid since it was right next the flames). Smoke detector did not go off until I opened the cabinet.


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Old 07-26-2020, 07:36 AM
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Yikes! That could of been much worse. So glad you are ok (and so is your kitchen).
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:10 AM
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Fire is so frightening.I am glad you and your home are ok!
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:02 AM
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Maybe you should use this excuse to get yourself a new kitchen and stove! Its worth a try!

Seriously, minus the smoky house, I'm glad everything is OK!

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Old 07-26-2020, 01:54 PM
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With hating your stove but you could buy a Noodle Board to cover it when not in use. It is one board that covers all the burners at once instead of just one at a time.

Most of them are wood so would not contain a fire though.
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