A lot of smoke but no fire at Main Street restaurant yesterday
Original post made on Dec 2, 2010
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on Dec 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm
It could happen to you!
Unattended cooking is one of the chief causes of home and apartment fires, just counting "real" fires the the Fire Department has to put out.
It accounts for about 1/3 or the residential fires. Typical damage for such a kitchen fire is about $14,000 for unsprinklered buildings, and about $4,000 for those with fire sprinklers.
It is easy to leave the room "just for a moment" to answer the phone, or respond to a kid or a doorbell. Be very careful. Turn off the heat while you are gone, or get right back. A burned out kitchen and a smoke filled home would not be very festive!