Fires associated with electric cooking appliances

by Jane M. Hogg

Publisher: H.M.S.O. in London

Written in English
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At head of t.p. : Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and Fire Offices" Committee Joint Fire Research Organization.

Statementby Jane M.Hogg.
SeriesFire research technical paper -- 9
ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research., Joint Fire Research Organisation.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19124169M

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Households that use electric ranges have a higher risk of cooking fires and associated losses than those using gas ranges. Unattended cooking was the leading cause of cooking fires and casualties.

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