Cooking fires is the leading cause of home fires and fire injury. It is easy to get distracted and forget about food on the stove or in the oven. Set a timer to remind you to check on the food. Do not leave cooking food unattended especially with kids around. If there is a fire in the oven turn the oven off and keep the door close. If a pot on the stove is on fire cover it with a top but do not remove until it cools down.