People don’t realise how many potentially dangerous items belong in the kitchen.
There is a reason why the fire alarm is commonly placed close to the kitchen.
A person may think that cooking appliances may need to be a specific brand to cause a fire.
That is not true.
When people talk about the wrong appliance, they may think about the brands of appliances.
Again, not true.
You are as likely to have a house fire if your microwave is Toshiba or Panasonic.
Chances of having a fire depend on the quality and care of your cooking appliances, not where they are from.
12,295 house fires happened as a result of cooking appliances not being up to a good standard.
There are ways you can reduce your chances of experiencing a house fire.
See here for more ways you can prevent a house fire.
For information on what to do in a fire emergency, visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service page for things to do when a house fire happens. It is ideal to read the information before so you are prepared for the situation.