Don’t wear loose fitting clothing while cooking.

Fifty percent of all apartment fires and one-quarter of fires in private homes start in the kitchen. Most home cooking fires involve the stovetop portion of the range:

  • Don’t wear loose sleeves while cooking, instead make sure that clothing is tight fitting
  • Loose sleeves are more likely to catch on fire or get caught on pot handles
  • Don’t cook at temperatures higher than what a recipe calls for