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Kitchen Fire Safety
Thu. Oct 9th 2014

Cooking Fire Safety
•U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated annual average of 156,600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011, resulting in 400 civilian deaths, 5,080 civilian injuries and $853 million in direct damage.
•Two of every five home fires started in the kitchen.
•Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires.
•Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking materials.
•Ranges accounted for the 57% of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%.
•Children under five face a higher risk of non-fire burns associated with cooking and hot food and drinks than being burned in a cooking fire.
•Microwave ovens are one of the leading home products associated with scald burn injuries not related to fires. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, two out of five of the microwave oven injuries seen at emergency rooms in 2011 were scald burns.
•Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of home cooking fires, but these incidents accounted for 15% of the cooking fire deaths.
 

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