Cooking #1 Cause of Home Fires and Injuries
In 2013, there were 9,946 residential fires involving cooking. These incidents resulted in six civilian deaths, 66 civilian injuries, 26 firefighter injuries and an estimated $9.8 million in property damage.
The Department of Fire Services has a statewide cooking fire safety public awareness campaign. The two main messages are Stand By Your Pan and Put A Lid On It to safely extinguish stove top fires. The television and radio public service announcements will run again this spring and feature local celebrity chef Ming Tsai. He owns a famous Wellesley restaurant and hosts his own television cooking show.
For campaign materials, look at our Cooking Fire Safety Tool Kit.
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