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pspan classheadlineHome FiresspanpulliIn 2011 U.S. fire departments responded to 370000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13910 civilian injuries 2520 civilian deaths 6.9 billion in direct damage.liliOn average seven people die in U.S. home fires per day.liliCooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries followed heating equipment. Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.liliMost fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2011 12 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 67 deaths.liulpspan classheadlineCookingnbspnbspspanpulliimg alt stylefloat right margin-left 5px srchttpwww.nfpa.org7EmediaImagesresearch20and20reportskitchenstir.gif fcksavedurlhttpwww.nfpa.org7EmediaImagesresearch20and20reportskitchenstir.gifU.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated annual average of 156600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011 resulting in 400 civilian deaths 5080 civilian injuries and 853nbsp million in direct damage.nbspliliTwo of every five home fires start in the kitchen.liliUnattended cooking was a factor in 34 of reported home cooking fires.liliTwo-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking materials.nbspliliRanges accounted for the 58 of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16.liliChildren under five face a higher risk of non-fire burns associated with cooking than being burned in a cooking fire.liliMicrowave ovens are one of the leading home products associated with scald burn injuries not related […]

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