Kitchen fire safety

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The National Fire Protection Association reports that three in 10 home fires start in the kitchen, more than any other room in the house. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries according to NFPA. To ensure you remain safe in the kitchen the most important things to remember are: stay in the kitchen when you are cooking, check your food regularly, stay alert, keep flammable objects at least three feet from your stove top and turn handles inward to avoid accidents. Other things to consider are: clean cooking surfaces regularly to prevent grease buildup, wear appropriate clothing while cooking, unplug small appliances when not in use and test your smoke alarm. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Marie Brown)

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