New statistics on home cooking fires
News and Announcements - January 29, 2019

The U.S. Fire Administration has a new report that presents statistics on home cooking fires. Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings addresses the characteristics of these fires from 2014-2016.

Cooking is, by far, the leading cause of home fires and injuries. These fires caused an estimated 195 deaths, 3,800 injuries, and $463 million in property loss each year.

The leading specific factor contributing to ignition in nonconfined cooking fires in residential buildings was unattended equipment.

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