Nationwide Insurance and Orange Township Fire Department to Set House Fire – On Purpose

Event to demonstrate the severity of kitchen fires



Nationwide Insurance and Orange Township Fire Department


For Nationwide Insurance, Ohio places second when it comes to the number of kitchen fire claims. Nationwide is literally burning down a residential house to illustrate the severity of kitchen fires. The media can watch the fire first hand. The display is part of Fire Prevention Week.
The number of cooking fires far exceeds the number of appliance, fireplace, smoking, candle and furnace fires reported. One in 22 households will have a cooking fire each year (National Fire Protection Association).
Learn valuable tips on how to prepare your family, home and property before the unthinkable happens. Homeowners should do what they can now to protect their home and loved ones in the event of a fire. A few precautions may ease some stress if and when that fire happens and you need help.


10 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2012


Nationwide’s Northpointe Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035
* House is on the Southeast corner in front of the Nationwide Data Center

Interview Opportunity

Nationwide claims specialists and the Orange Township Fire Department will be on hand to talk about how to prevent kitchen fires. In addition to the kitchen fire, they will demonstrate a turkey fryer fire and grease pan fire.

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

Nationwide, the Nationwide frame mark, and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Elizabeth Stelzer, 614-315-8769

Source: Nationwide

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