Grease Fire

word type: noun

  1. A highly dangerous fire that often occurs in kitchens when grease or oil is being used to cook other items
  2. Inspiration for the acronym HUDIAGF, which stands for: Hope you die in a grease fire.

Why Are Grease Fires Dangerous?

Typically, to put out a fire, you put water on it. Most people instinctively throw water on any fire. However, with a grease fire, that's one of the worst things you can do. Here's a demonstration of what happens when you throw water on a grease fire:

As you can see, putting water on a grease fire causes a large flame ball. In addition, hot grease is sprayed everywhere. As you might imagine, should you throw water onto a grease fire while you're standing next to it in the kitchen, you face near-certain serious burns along with a significant risk of death.

In case you think that was a freak occurrence, here's another video of water being poured on a grease fire: