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Cooking Safety

from Brodbeck Porter Insurance Agency

Nov 25, 2014

Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, and it provides a great way to showcase your creativity and love of good food.

But cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Being mindful while you cook, however, can go a long way to helping prevent these fires.

Here's what you need to know!
•Keep an eye on what you fry
•Be alert when cooking
•Keep things that can catch fire away from cooking area

Cooking fires by the numbers

Based on 2007-2011 annual averages:
•Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in these fires.

•Two-thirds (67%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

•Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 15% of the cooking fire deaths.

•Ranges accounted for the largest share (57%) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%.

•More than half (55%) of reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.

•Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.

•Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Be safe this Thanksgiving!

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