Cooking Fires – Preventable / Minimize Losses

Cooking has long been the #1 cause of Home Structure Fires in the U.S.. Cooking Appliance Fires are also a leading cause of Home Fire Deaths and Home Fire Injuries. NFPA’s annual surveys show that Cooking Appliance Fires are the #1 cause of reported home structure fires and home structure fire injuries every year. The sad part is that there are Solutions to help Minimize and Prevent Cooking Appliance Fires

National Fire Protection Association Statistics 2013 – 2017


  • Between 2013 – 2017, U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated average of 173,200 Home Structure Fires per year that involved Cooking Equipment (471 fires per day)
  • Between 2013 – 2017 Range Tops/Stoves represent 62% of Cooking Appliance Fires for Home Structure Fires on an annual basis. Range Tops alone account for:
    • Average 550 Civilian Fire Deaths per Year 
    • Average 5020 Civilian Injuries per Year 
    • $1.2 Billion in Direct Property Damage
  • Unattended Pots and Pans are by far the leading contributing factor Range Top fires and fire deaths
  • The remainder of Cooking Appliance Fires are caused by:
    • Abandoned & Discarded Materials
    • Heast Source Too Close to Combustibles
    • Failure to keep Stove Tops and Ovens Clean
    • Failure to Clean Range Hood Filters. (Grease Above an Open Frying Pan is fuel for a Potential  Fire)
    •  Storage of Combustibles in the Oven
  • More than half (55%) of reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.



  •  Washing Machines 14% (Faulty Wiring/Insulation – Drive Belt Overheating)
  • Tumble Driers 12% (Lint + Dust Buildup + Backup Interior Flexible Vent Hoses  + Damaged or Blocked Exterior Vent Tubes)
  • Dishwashers 11% (Electrical Malfunctions)

STOP LOSS Solutions:

Over the Range Automatic Fire Suppression Units:

    • STFS Rangehood Series – Model 675-3D
    • STFS Microwave Series – Model 677-1/677-2
    • STFS Plus Rangehood Series – Model 679-3A
    • STFS Plus LC Microwave Series – Model 679-LC-3

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