Unattended Cooking

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Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association. 

Forgetting you are cooking is the top reason for kitchen fires.

  • Set a timer or alarm to remind you that there is something cooking.
  • Never put water on a grease fire. Cover the pan with a lid and turn off the stove.
  • If there is a fire in your oven, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire such as curtains, oven mitts, wooden utensils, and food packaging away from your stovetop.

Learn more at the National Fire Protection Association's website.