To reduce the risk of fire, stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. Never leave pans unattended on the stove and always keep a lid close by to smother out any small grease fires. A full 63% of stove fires start when someone is frying food. If a fire does flare up, place the lid over the pan and turn off the heat. When simmering a pot on a low heat, check frequently to make sure it doesn’t boil over or that the contents don’t burn.
Should an oven fire ignite, keep the door closed and turn off of the oven. Once the fire is out, open the door and carefully dispose of the charred remains.
Keep towels (paper and cloth) away from open flames and keep a fire extinguisher close by in case of a fire.