5 Things you can do to cut the risk of a kitchen fire.

-Tend to your cooking. Don't leave your stove unattended. In short - Pay Attention!

-Keep a potholder and a lid handy. Smother pan fires instead of using water to extinguish.

-For fires in the oven or microwave - close the door and keep it closed to starve the fire of oxygen. Unplug the appliance if it is electric.

-Keep a fire extinguisher handy. Get one that is rated for kitchen fires.

- It is not enough to keep an extinguisher handy, but know that it has a set lifespan. Know when yours expires and replace it as necessary.