ABSTRACT

Structure Cooking Fires   [open pdf - 187KB]

"Fires attributable to cooking equipment have long been one of the leading causes of structure fires.With the decline in fires caused by heating in the 1980s and early 1990s and the steady level of cooking-related fires, cooking has become the leading cause of structure fires.This topical report examines the characteristics of structure cooking fires as derived from currently available 2002 NFIRS [National Fire Incident Reporting System] data. In 2002 alone, cooking-related fires caused an estimated 185,600 fires in structures, 80 deaths, 3,875 injuries, and $481 million in property damage."

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Date:
2005-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (August 2005), v.5 no.6
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