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Using water to put out an oil fire is very dangerous because it causes the hot oil to explode.

Fired up about fire safety

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By Sandy Hadler, contributor

ZUMBROTA — Firefighters put on quite a show at National Night Out when they demonstrated how dangerous a grease fire can be. 

Administrative Fire Chief Mike Boraas took a long pole with a cup on the end and poured water into an inch of cooking oil, which was burning in a kettle on a stove. The fire exploded, shocking kids and adults.    

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