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Howard County Department Of Fire And Rescue Services Reminds Residents To be Proactive, Stay Safe

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 172,100 home structure fires per year started by cooking activities in 2012-2016, or an average of 471 home cooking fires per day. These fires caused an average of 530 civilian deaths, 5,270 reported civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage per year.