to the National Fire Protection Association,
cooking is the #1 cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries.
2013-2017, there were an average of 173,200 home fires that involved cooking equipment
in the U.S., resulting in an average of 550 deaths, 5,020 injuries, and $1.2
billion in direct property damage.
has been the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries for many years, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. (smoking is still #1)
-- Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor.
-- Thanksgiving and Christmas are the peak days for home cooking fires.
-- Frying is the leading type of activity associated with cooking
-- Electric stoves/ranges are more likely involved, compared to gas
-- CPSC found that 83% of frying fires began in the first 15
minutes of cooking.
-- Under 5 years of age and 65 and over are more likely to be injured
-- More than half of reported cooking fire injuries occurred when
victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
GUARDIAN residential range-top automatic fire suppression systems can
help keep you from becoming a statistic !
more from the National Fire Protection Association on cooking