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Topical Fire Report Series: Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings (2017-2019)

From 2017 to 2019, cooking was, by far, the leading cause of all residential building fires and accounted for 51% of all residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the nation. Additionally, cooking was the leading cause of residential building fire injuries. This report describes the characteristics of cooking fires in residential buildings reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System for 2017-2019.

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