According to the National Fire Protection Association, there is a need for safety precautions during holiday cooking season especially with Thanksgiving around the corner.

  • Thanksgiving is the source of the most cooking fires with the leading cause of unattended cooking
  • An estimated 46% of reported house fires started by cooking
  • More than half of cooking injuries (non-fatal) fire injuries took place when the person attempted to put the fire out themselves
  • 1 out of 6 home fire deaths were caused by home cooking equipment
  • Cooking equipment factored into 18% of home decoration fires

The NFPA chart’s below categorizes home cooking fires based on the contributing cause.

(Reported statistics from 2010-2014 in the U.S.)
NFPA November 2016