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Posted on: February 26, 2018

McKinney Apartment fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Treymore grease fire

A man fell asleep shortly after starting to heat grease in a pan on Friday. He woke up to a fire and attempted to throw the flaming pan into the sink, but missed. Fortunately, the Treymore in McKinney Apartments on Wilson Creek Parkway have fire sprinklers in the units. The McKinney Fire Department arrived to find the fire sprinkler activation had extinguished the flames.  

“This could have been much worse. Grease fires can spread quickly. It is important to stay alert when you turn a stove or oven on,” said Chief Mike Smith, McKinney Fire Marshal.

To put out a grease fire:

  • Turn off the source of heat
  • Do not pour water on the flames!
  • Cover the fire with a lid to smother the fire
  • Alternatively, pour baking soda on the flames

Fact: Almost half of all house fires begin in the kitchen.

For more safety information visit the McKinney Fire Department website or the National Fire Protection Association.

About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

Media Contact:
Merit Ossian
Public Information Officer and Education Coordinator
McKinney Fire Department
972-547-2893 or 214-733-1158

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