According to the NFPA there was, on average, 166,100 home fires that involved cooking equipment in 2010-2014 per year. You can prevent this in your home by following a few simple rules. If you are using your oven or stove, do not leave them unattended. This might seem obvious but if you leave a hot stove or oven on without paying attention to it, you never know what could happen. When you are cooking, be sure to wear clothes that won’t catch on fire. Try to wear short sleeves or tight long sleeves. For outdoor cooking, keep your grill far away from the side of your home or deck. Look above where your grill is. Are there tree branches? If so, you should probably move your grill to a spot where it is clear above and around.