What percentage of home fires start in the kitchen? What's your guess? 23%, 37%, or 50%?
The U.S. Fire Administration gathers data a variety of sources to provide information and analyses on the status and scope of the fire problem in the United States. Their data, taken from over 350,000 house fires in 2016, found that 50.3% started in the kitchen. 9.6% due to heating issues, 6.6% due to carelessness, and 6.5% due to electrical issues...see the entire list here.
More than 50% of home fires started in the kitchen. What can you do to prevent this from happening in your home? Click here for a list of tips and precautions you and your family can take to prevent this often avoidable tragedy.
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