Search Site
FREE Case Evaluation 877-884-8579
House Fire Safety to Prevent Burns, Injury and Death

A recent tragedy took the lives of three young children in Minnesota. While the story is heart-wrenching, the lesson from this misfortune should be discussed in our homes so it doesn’t happen again. On Sunday, October 4, 2015, three children under the age of 7 were caught in a house fire due to an oven being left-open to heat the home.

The Minneapolis Fire Chief stated, “Ovens and stoves are not heating appliances. … Do not use your ovens or stovetops for heating.”

According to reports, the weather in Minneapolis was around 49 degrees and the children had been using the appliance as a heating element to stay warm. Although the house the children lived in was 100 years old, the house passed inspection last January which confirmed that the smoke detectors were working properly.

While the community and family members mourn the loss of these children, this story can be a lesson for all of us. National Fire Prevention week is right around the corner and this is one example of how we can protect ourselves from a house fire.

A stove stop or oven should never be used as a source of heat. If we look solely at the dangers of heating—the National Fire Protection Agency states the following:

  1. The leading factor for heating equipment to catch fire is the failure to clean the appliance.
  2. Space heaters—including wood stoves were involved in 1/3 of home heating fires and 4 out of 5 involved home heating deaths.
  3. Over half of home heating fire deaths resulted from fire caused by heating equipment to close to items like furniture, clothing, bedding and blankets.
  4. In recent years, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths and fire injuries.

The use of ovens and stoves as heat generating appliances should be avoided at all costs. We will continue to discuss this subject and many others this month as they extremely important topics for conversation. Please keep your safety, and the safety of others, in mind, before using heat-producing appliances to heat in your home.

For more information about this article, contact Kaine Law.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Attorneys
Videos & Media

  • Meet Kaine Law

    Experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer Evan Kaine understands the physical, financial and emotional impact an injury can have on you and the people you love. That is why at Kaine Law, LLC, we have dedicated our legal practice to assisting victims of injuries caused by the negligence of others

  • Top 5 Reasons Why
    Kaine Law is Right for You

  • Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer - Kaine Law, LLC

  • June is National Safety Month

    Personal Injury Attorney Talks Staying Safe

  • Georgia Motorcycle Laws

    New Rider's Guide

Awards & Affiliations
  • Best Places To WOrk
Reviews & Ratings
  • yelp

    They stayed in contact with me for 2yrs. If I called and left a message they always returned the call within a week. They kept me updated on my case. They let me know how long things would take and what they were actually waiting for. No one was ever...

    Read more

    Amanda T.

  • yelp

    I have been a client at Kaine Law for a few years now and I would never go anywhere else. They are truly amazing! I highly recommend

    Read more

    Liz M.

  • facebook

    I hired Kaine law last year and was not disappointed. Very dedicated and informative. They always answer when you call and answered every question I had. Settled my case quickly. Than you Kaine law!!!!

    Read more

    Jamie Hudson

  • google

    It should be noted that the 3 negative reviews below (two from Hazledean and one from McCabe) are Husband, Wife and Daughter and should be read as one review not three separate incidents.

    Read more

    David J

  • facebook

    The best in GA. Easy to work with and always answer the phone and every question you have. They took care of my case and mad me extremely grateful I chose them by far better than any other firm I've worked with.

    Read more

    Bryan Harrelson

See all reviews
Contact us

Quick Contact Form