Most housefires start in the kitchen: how and why they happen
Kitchens are the most common location for fires to start in the home, with cooking being one of the leading kitchen fire causes. Here's how to prevent a kitchen fire in your home.
It's important to be vigilant about fire safety in the kitchen. Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) and the Country Fire Association (CFA) responded to around 900 kitchen fires across Victoria in 2022, with unattended cooking being one of the most common causes of preventable house fires. 6pm is the peak time that triple zero dispatch CFA brigades to homes due to unattended cooking.
Kitchen fires can cause serious damage to your home as well as injury. Over the last 10 years, the CFA reports that 15 per cent of fire-related fatalities and serious injuries have occurred from kitchen fires. Here are a few ways to help prevent fires and make sure both you and your food don’t get burnt.