NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF HOME FIRES – COOKING
Talk with any family that has gone through the experience of a house fire and they will be able to describe one of the most devastating experiences of their lives. House fires cause destruction, injury and sadly deaths. Tragic accidents happen - precaution can prevent an accident.
Here are 4 basic suggestions for prevention:
- Stay in the Kitchen while using the stove top
- Frequently check the oven while baking or roasting
- Cooking utensils should be the only items near the stove.
I have a personal experience to share. While preparing Thanksgiving Dinner I had placed wax paper over my dinner rolls while they were raising. When I moved them from the counter towards the oven a corner of the paper grazed the flame on my gas burner. I was shocked at how quick the fire ignited and how high the flames were. We were fortunate that no damage or injury occurred.
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