Cooking safety takes center stage: Fire Prevention Week 2023

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REYNOLDSBURG — The Division of State Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Association are partnering to celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. This year’s campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU” aims to raise awareness about the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States, cooking.

Year after year, statistics have shown that cooking is the primary cause of home fires, accounting for a staggering 49% of all U.S. home fires. Unfortunately, unattended cooking tops the list as the leading cause of cooking fires and fire-related fatalities. These alarming numbers underscore the need for continuous efforts to better educate the public about staying safe when cooking.

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