A Fire Extinguisher
About 85 percent of US fire deaths occurred at home in 2009. [CDC] The primary cause of residential fires? Cooking. That's why it's important and essential to have a fire extinguisher present in your home, preferably near your kitchen. There are five different types of fire extinguishers: Class A is for cloth, wood, rubber, paper and plastic; Class B is for flammable liquids; Class C is for electrical appliances; Class D is for flammable metals; and Class K is for fires involving vegetable oil or other fats in kitchen appliances. Though K seems like an optimal choice, these are primarily for commercial kitchens. It may be best to buy a multipurpose extinguisher to cover your bases.