Kirkcaldy saw a rise in accidental house fires last year but the number of casualties fell to its lowest ever level.
The damage caused by fire in 2015/16 was also less serious than in previous years, new figures have revealed.
Firefighters have hailed the statistics, saying the severity of fires is far more relevant than the number of blazes.
Kirkcaldy fire station manager Stevie Michie said there were 53 house fires in the area last year, eight more than in 2014/15.
“That ranges from a sausage being overcooked to a serious fire that could cause injury,” he said.
“It’s very pleasing to note the severity of fires is at its lowest level in Fife as well as in the Kirkcaldy area.”
The quick action of firefighters along with an increase in home fire safety visits has been credited with the success.
Mr Michie added: “As we continue to offer more and more home safety visits and encourage fitting and maintenance of appropriate fire detection equipment, combined with the message to call out the fire service on activation we should expect to see an increase in the number of incidents reported and attended.
“We should also, however, expect to see a reduction in the severity of incidents.”
Of the 53 fires reported, 34 started in the kitchen and 31 involved a cooking appliance.
There was no damage in 19 of the incidents and damage was limited to just the food on fire in a further 20 call outs.
While a woman tragically died as a result of a fire started by an unattended candle in April last year, there were only eight casualties over the course of the year.
The number includes those sent for a precautionary check-up and is the lowest ever recorded in the area.
“We have an increase in the number of fires but a decrease in severity and casualties so they are very positive figures,” said Mr Michie.
“Hopefully we can maintain or better that figure next year.”