My dogs and I survived a kitchen fire tonight

toaster oven on fireI was toasting a tortilla a few hours ago in my toaster oven.  I was busy with something waiting for the timer bell to ring when I smelled burning, then noticed smoke filling up the kitchen.  The toaster oven was engulfed in flames and panicked that it had become too large and out of control.  I tried but couldn’t remember what I was supposed to do and NOT do from a fire safety video I had watched several times in the past.   I unplugged the oven, and grabbed a large pot lid hoping to snuff out the fire although the fire was much larger than the lid.  It was working because I was covering the source of the fire, the tortilla.   This could have gone either way tonight and become a tragedy, possibly with loss of lives.

I found the video.  You’ve probably seen it before, it made the rounds quite a few times.  I thought I’d remember what it said, there wasn’t much to it really.  In a panic situation, you may not remember.  I didn’t.  Watch the video again, bookmark it, put it in your calendar to watch every 3 months or so.  I was lucky, but you might not be.

About the author

Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.


About Robin Barr

I was born in New Jersey, and when I was 3, my parents moved to Southern CA where I've lived since in Covina, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Laguna Niguel and now Mission Viejo. I love dogs and cats and compassionate about all living creatures. What do I do for a living? I invent problem solvers. Have you seen Cold Sores Begone™ or Canker Sores Begone™ in health food stores or online? Mine. I like using stuff that won’t kill me later so both remedies are non-toxic, safe enough for small children, and topical (I don't swallow pills easily). If you want to prevent a cold sore from materializing when you feel the early tingle symptom, apply a few drops of Cold Sores Begone™. Done. If you're plagued with those painful ulcerations inside the mouth (canker sores), apply a few drops of Canker Sores Begone™a few times a day, and it should disappear in 2-3 days. I was elated when PREVENTION and NATURAL HEALTH magazines told the world my two products work as promised. Afterall, I'm just an accidental entrepreneur. Read the circumstances of how I came to be a small business owner here, scrolling down to the paragraph header that starts with "If you're curious...". Everything above it is a repeat of this bio.
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