|State Fire Marshal Stephen D Coan says cooking caused 64 percent of residential fires in Massachusetts last year,|
Unlikely pair cook up campaign against stovetop blazes
Fire marshal, chef, air instructional ads
They are an unlikely odd couple on television, and their production won’t be picked up by even the least discriminating network executive, but State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan is taking to the airwaves with local celebrity chef Ming Tsai to tackle what they consider a “bread and butter’’ fire prevention issue: cooking fires. Cooking caused 64 percent of residential fires last year. Coan teamed with Tsai, the owner of the restaurant Blue Ginger in Wellesley, to produce a TV and radio campaign to teach people how to prevent and minimize cooking and grease fires in their home kitchens.