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Kitchen Cooking Fire Facts

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

fan in school after fire Prevent a kitchen fire!

It is important to keep your family safe while cooking them one of your delicious meals. 

Here are some fire statistics according to the National Fire Prevention Association:

  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. 49% of home fires resulted in 21% of the fire deaths and 44% of the injuries.
  • Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions lead to 8% of the home cooking equipment fire deaths.
  • Stovetops account for 61% of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Leaving your cooking unattended is a factor in 31% of cooking fires and 53% of the associated deaths.
  • Frying is the number one cooking fire problem.
  • Thanksgiving is the number one day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas Eve.

To keep yourself and other safe while cooking SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert Counties wants to remind you of these simple cooking safety tips:

  • Never leave your cooking unattended 
  • Always double check that you have turned everything off before exiting area including leaving the house and going to bed
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop
  • Use a timer to be reminded when you food is done

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