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Watch what you heat: Prevent cooking fires

Your kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house. And, it’s about to be the center of activity with the holidays ahead. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires, so you need to watch what you heat.

Most house fires are avoidable. A big problem is something I’ll call “distracted cooking,” which is really unattended cooking. I’ve been guilty of this. Once, I was baking Christmas cookies and suddenly remembered I needed something at Walmart. So, I dashed out the door.