Springfield Fire Commissioner Joseph A. Conant and State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan are urging residents to use caution while cooking as part of a statewide cooking fire safety public awareness campaign. Cooking is the leading cause for home fires and injuries.
"Cooking is something most of us have to do every day yet it is the leading cause of fires in our community. We're concerned because cooking fires can be fatal, especially for elders, and we must take steps to safeguard our families." Conant said Wednesday.
This campaign also includes important cooking safety tips to prevent home fires:
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