Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue is taking steps to stop the biggest cause of residential fires, that’s kitchen fires. TVFNR installed 84 stove top fire stops at a Tiger department complex today, and they also showed how it worked. The 12 ounce automatic fire extinguisher attaches magnetically under the vent hood of a stove top, when a fire ignites and the flames reached the device, fire suppressing powder is released.
In the first place, this would be vigilant when you’re not being vigilant, and would deploy whether or not you’re standing right there.
Out of the 100 apartment fires TVFNR responded to in the past year, 40% started in the kitchen.