Unattended cooking accounts for 33% of home fires. Never leave cooking food unattended and make sure to follow these tips while cooking:

  • Stay in the kitchen while food is cooking.
  • Establish a “kid-free zone” of three feet around your stove.
  • Keep the area around your stove clear of towels, paper, and anything else that can easily burn or catch fire.
  • Cook at indicated temperature settings.
  • Regularly clean your cooking equipment so that there is no accumulation of food items or grease which increase flammability.
  • Use a lid or baking soda to smother a pan fire.