What's the number one cause of housefires?
The number 1 most common cause for house fires is cooking, accounting for 42% of incidents.
The top cause of house fires is due to cooking equipment. Pots and pans can overheat and cause a fire very easily if the person cooking gets distracted and leaves the equipment unattended. Always stay in the room, or ask someone to watch your food, when cooking on hotplates.
Cooking fires rank as the number one cause of house fires in the United States, with the majority of incidents occurring when food is left unattended after cooking.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of home structure fires is cooking.
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