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National Campus Fire Safety Month Quiz/Sweepstakes raises student awareness of cooking fire hazards on college campuses during September and October

According to NFPA’s recent report, “Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities and Barracks,” between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 3,970 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and other related properties. Approximately seven in 10 fires (71 percent) in these properties began in the kitchen or cooking area. The vast majority (86 percent) of fires in these properties involved cooking equipment. Unattended cooking was the most common cause of cooking fires.

Source:: NFPA – News Releases


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