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What's the number one cause of home fires?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire burned stove and cabinet Avoiding distractions while cooking can prevent kitchen fires.

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.  And the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

We've all been there. It's been a busy day, you've rushed home from work to start dinner, and the kids are fussing in the other room.

You've probably yelled at them a time or two before leaving the kitchen to see what the fuss is all about.

And just like that, a fire can start. 

It doesn't take long for a small, unattended fire to become a much larger problem.

At SERVPRO of Lawton, we know how destructive a cooking fire can be.

We also know that the majority of cooking fires can be avoided.

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

Eliminating distractions is one of the easiest ways to help prevent cooking fires!

If fire damage does happen, call the #1 recommended restoration experts at SERVPRO of Lawton at 580-699-2662. We're here to help.

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