An explosion that occurred while a woman was cooking tofu in her Portland (OR) apartment Sunday night was apparently caused by the sudden dousing of a grease fire with water.
A report from The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/vWTemJ) says fire department officials and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined the cause of the explosion after consultation with other West Coast investigators.
A fire official told reporters the rease in a pan used to cook the tofu overheated and caught fire. When the woman put the fiery pan in the sink to douse it, the oil sudden flared up and a massive amount of steam was generated. The ensuing explosion caused about $15,000 in damage and activated the apartment’s sprinkler.
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