Even though we spend a great deal of time in our kitchen, it is not the safest room in the home. Cooking fires are the number 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Nationally cooking fires cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. These fires are usually preventable.
Investing in a portable automatic fire suppression system is also a good idea. Basically, these are small canisters that fit over cooking surfaces and will automatically suppress fires on the stovetop. These can be purchased on the internet for as little as $30 a pair.
If you have any questions regarding cooking fires, please call the Burnsville Fire Department at 952-895-4570 or you can visit the State Fire Marshal's website.