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Latrobe woman suffers burns from grease fire

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Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Latrobe woman was treated for burns Thursday after a grease fire flashed while she was cooking.

Latrobe fire Chief John Brasile said the 25-year-old woman, whose name was withheld, was cooking hamburger in her apartment at 211 Main St. about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“She lifted the pot off the stove and threw water on it,” he said.

The woman was transported to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital for burns on her hands and face, the fire chief said.

Her condition was not available.

Firefighters were called to the scene, Brasile said, but the flames did not spread to the structure.

“There was never any actual fire, it just flashed and a little bit of soot,” he said.

The best way to treat a grease fire is by removing it from the heat and smothering it with a lid or damp wash cloth, Brasile said.

“Water's an absolute no-no,” he said, adding that salt or baking soda work well, but there's still a chance for burns. “If you put a lid or cover on it, that's the best way.”

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