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Structure fires in eating and drinking establishments report now released!

Blog Post created by bprince Employee on Mar 17, 2017

Eating and Drinking FiresNFPA's latest report on Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments states that U.S. fire departments responded to 8,410 fires in 2014; the most since 2002. These fires caused average annual losses of $165 million in direct property damage each year, and three out of five (61%) of these fires involved cooking equipment.

 

Did you know?

Failure to clean was a factor in 22% of these fires.

 

Click on the link above to download the report. You will find information including:

  • Cause of ignition and factors contributing to ignition
  • First item ignited
  • Extent of flame damage
  • Number and percent of fires by day of week and time of day 
  • And more!

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