Not surprisingly, many fires that take place within homes start in the kitchen. Cooking is something that many people enjoy doing, but there are a number of risks that come along with it. any time you turn your oven on or start up one of the burners on your stove, there’s a chance that a fire could start, which is why you need to be extra careful when you are in the kitchen. Check out a few of the common causes of kitchen fires below.
Unattended Cooking Equipment
According to a report released by the National Fire Protection Association, about 33 percent of all kitchen fires between 2010 and 2014 started as a result of unattended cooking equipment. Walking away from cooking equipment when you’re using it or turning your attention away from it for even just a moment to check your phone or talk to a family member can be catastrophic.
About two-thirds of all kitchen fires that took place between 2010 and 2014 started as a result of the ignition of food, according to the NFPA. Obviously, some foods will catch on fire more easily than others. But the majority of fires that start in the kitchen begin after food goes up in flames.