The leading cause of fires in the kitchen, according to firefighters from Valley Regional Fire Authority, is unattended cooking.

Fire Prevention Week Day 3

The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. To avoid an attendeded cooking fire, stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home.

Check back tomorrow to learn what to do if you have a fire in a pan on your stovetop. Visit the Home Fire Prevention page for more safety tips and information.