So I forgot that I had spilt some butter on the bottom of the oven when I was making muffins yesterday. I remembered that had happened when I opened the oven to throw in some cauliflower today. There were flames on the bottom of the oven. I promptly closed the door. I may not be a genious, but I know oxygen and fires like each other. Once the door was closed I turned off the oven and thought about my options. Fire extinguisher seemed like overkill. Baking soda, maybe? Then I remembered I had read something about salt. So I grabbed the industrial sized salt box (full) and chucked some in the oven. Worked like a charm. I'm sure there are other methods, but I thought I would share the one that worked for me.
Then I texted S so he wouldn't worry. "Small kitchen fire, nothing to worry about." We'll see how long it takes him to call me.
Dang! I forgot to take a picture! Good thing I have more butter.