(KFVS) - With Fire Prevention Week 2013 scheduled for Oct. 6 through 12, State Fire Marshal Randy Cole is urging Missourians to learn about and take simple steps to prevent kitchen fires.
More fires occur in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and of home fire-related injuries.
“Kitchen fires, especially those involving grease, can spread quickly and be very difficult to put out,” State Fire Marshal Cole said. “There are other fire risks in the kitchen, too, including toasters, toaster ovens and overloaded outlets and extension cords. That is why it is essential to know how fires can start in the kitchen, understand the ways they can be prevented and have an action plan for what to do if a fire starts.”
Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing are: