Smoldering pan started fatal fire in Minneapolis, officials say

Jul 16, 2013 Full story: Star Tribune

A house fire that killed a Minneapolis woman is being attributed to a cooking no-no - a hot pan left on a counter top.

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Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 16, 2013
this is why one is supposed to own some form of trivet or hot pad to set just used cookware onto. in order to make sure there is a barrier between the hot pan, pot, sheet, etc... and the countertop, table, etc......
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even just a bathtowel will work in a pinch. as long as you get the cooking item back onto the stove/oven on a cool spot.

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