Fire Prevention Week in New Rochelle focuses on cooking fires
It's Fire Prevention Week, and the New Rochelle Fire Department is focusing on cooking fires this year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly half of home fires between 2012 and 2016 is caused by cooking and it ranks second in deadly fires.
Every year, it costs homeowners nearly $1.1 billion just in property damage.
New Rochelle Fire Chief Andrew Sandor says the most common reason cooking fires get out of control so quickly is because of inattention.
Fire prevention week starts Sunday and runs through Saturday.