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  • The number one cause of fire alarms within the residence halls is for cooking.
  • Be sure to stay with your food while you cook it, even if you are cooking in a microwave.
  • Pay attention to the timer: are you sure you entered 3:00 minutes and not 30:00 minutes? 
  • Be sure that your microwave, stove, or oven is clean and free of food debris. This can easily catch fire.
  • Follow all cooking instructions provided on food containers/cartons.
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