ABSTRACT

Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings (2017-2019)   [open pdf - 504KB]

From the Document: "Each year, from 2017 to 2019, fire departments responded to an estimated average of 187,500 cooking fires in residential buildings across the nation. These fires resulted in an estimated annual average of 165 deaths, 3,325 injuries and $444 million in property loss. The estimated annual average of 187,500 cooking fires in residential buildings declined by less than 1% from the previous 3-year period (2014 to 2016) when the estimated annual average of cooking fires was 188,800. The term 'cooking fires' includes those fires that were caused by stoves, ovens, fixed and portable warming units, deep fat fryers, and open grills, as well as those fires that are confined to the cooking vessel. From 2017 to 2019, cooking was, by far, the leading cause of all residential building fires and accounted for 51% of all residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the nation. Additionally, cooking was the leading cause of all residential building fire injuries."

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Date:
2021-07
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (July 2021), v.21 Issue 5, p.1-15
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