Fires using tokyo gas stove increased in April and May August 2 at 7:11 a.m.
With the spread of the new coronavirus infection, a declaration of emergency has been declared, and in April and May, the entire fire in Tokyo decreased, while the number of house fires increased, and it was found that the number of fires, especially when using gas stoves, was increasing. The Tokyo Fire Department believes that the number of people spending time at home has increased, and calls for “attention to the handling of fire during stay homes.”
According to the Tokyo Fire Department, there were 1910 fires in Tokyo for six months from January to June, the lowest number since 1950 when statistics began.
Of these, there were 565 fires in April and May when emergency was declared, down nearly 150 from the average in the past five years.
Of these, there were 278 “house fires” that occurred in April and May, 20 more than the average for the past five years.
Looking at the cause of the house fire, there were 80 fires in April and May that were thought to be caused by mismanagement of fire when using a gas stove, and 18 more than the average in the past five years.
The Tokyo Fire Department has called for people to pay attention to the handling of fire during stay homes, such as keeping an eye on the stoves that set fire to them, as the number of people who spend time at home refraining from going out has increased.