Where do most house fires come from?
Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? If you guessed cooking incidents then you'd be correct. These incidents are usually brought on by leaving a pot or pan unattended while you run and do something for "just a minute." According to the NFPA, %40 of all fires, or on average 156,600 per year are started this way. There is a (57%) of a fire starting on a range compared to in the oven (16%) due to frying.
Wandering if there's anything you can do to prevent becoming one of these 156,00 house fires a year? Well keep reading, SERVPRO of Denver West has your back.
-Make sure you are always alert and never leave your food unattended while it is cooking.
-Make sure you smoke detectors are working and you have a fire extinguisher close by.
-NEVER throw water on a grease fire, it will only spread it faster. Instead put a lid on the pan to smother the fire.
-If the fire starts in your oven, simply turn it off and keep the oven door closed until the fire is out.
-Always keep anything burnable like clothing or towels away from fires.