Unattended Cooking

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.