According to the most current data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Thanksgiving was by far the peak day in 2014 for home fires that involved cooking equipment. There were 1,730 fires on Thanksgiving, which is almost four times the number of fires on an average day and over double the number of fires at Christmas (780). Fryers result in about 1,000 emergency fire calls each year according to NFPA data, causing about $15 million in damage each year.
Unattended stoves cause plenty of problems as well. From 2010 to 2014 there were 166,100 home fires each year that were caused by cooking, according to NFPA data. These fires caused over $1.1 billion in property damage and ranges or cooktops were responsible for 62 percent of these fires.