Of the more than 157,000 estimated home structure fires reported annually during the period 2006–2010, cooking caused 42% of the fires, 38% of injuries, and 15% of deaths.

  • Unattended cooking was the leading contributing factor to these fires and fire deaths.
  • Ranges accounted ​for the majority of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Three of every five non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried fighting the fire.

Source: National Fire Protection Association’s “Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment” report
Source: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications/NFPA-Journal/2013/July-August-2013/Features/Front-Burner

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