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UL-certified microwaves (which is almost all of them) are designed to contain small fires started by common foods (like popcorn or potatoes), so it should be safe to leave a microwave alone while the flames suffocate. Like any other kitchen fire, a fire in the microwave oven results in smoke and a strong, lingering odor. Wow, that sounds like a silly question, but really! Let us help you. Tj 376.32 0 TD 0 Tc -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -376.32 -13.92 TD ( ) Tj 0 -13.92 TD -0.048 Tc -0.072 Tw (Very Severe) Tj 59.04 0 TD 0 Tc -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -40.8 -13.44 TD 0.0351 Tc 3.2049 Tw (These are the fi) Tj 83.52 0 TD 0.0123 Tc 3.1744 Tw (res that not only destroy the processing system but also) Tj 0 Tc -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -101.76 -13.92 TD 0.0231 Tc 0.3026 Tw (seriously damage or destroy the physical plant in which the equipment is housed. ) According to the National Fire Protection Association, microwaves cause 4 percent of cooking-related house fires per year (PDF) and 1 percent of associated deaths. 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