NFPA “Kitchen Nightmares”

Kitchen Fire Statistics

  • Of the more than 157,000 estimated home structure fires reported annually during the period 2006–2010, cooking caused 42 percent of the fires, 38 percent of injuries, and 15 percent of deaths.
  • Unattended cooking was the leading contributing factor to these fires and fire deaths.
  • Ranges, with or without ovens, accounted ​for the majority of home cooking fire incidents.
  • Three of every five non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried fighting the fire.

 Source: National Fire Protection Association’s “Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment” report