More fires start in the kitchen than in any other place in the home. Learn how to safely put out a kitchen fire. Aside from being common, cooking fires can also be deadly. Kitchen fires caused by cooking equipment make up on average 49% of home fires, 21% of home fire deaths, and 44% of home fire injuries, according to a 2014-2018 study by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).
Here are a few ways that kitchen fires can start and some firefighting prevention tips. Read on to learn how to put out a kitchen fire. Also make sure you have home exit strategies in place — and know when to give up. Sometimes getting out and to safety is the best plan of all.