Woman cooking dies after her clothes caught fire in New York
A woman died from burn injuries in her New York apartment. The 34-year-old woman was cooking in her kitchen yesterday afternoon around 3:00 pm when her clothes caught fire. According to the police she first ran around the apartment and then went to the bathroom where she died. Her chest was covered with burns. Cooking fires are unfortunately among the most common residential fires. The majority of kitchen fires occurred when the equipment is left unattended. It is not very common that person’s clothing catch fire while cooking. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association in less than 1% of the cooking fires, clothing items were the ones ignited first. However these types of fires are some of the deadliest and account for 18% of deaths related to kitchen fires.