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The Oven set's fire to the house.

The Oven is a staple for every house in Project Zomboid. It is used to cook food so that it is edible without a chance of becoming ill.


If you leave an oven turned on for too long it will start a fire in your house. Fires early on in the game are crushing and can easily kill you. Whatever you do not leave the oven on unattended. If you are leaving a safehouse an oven is the best way to burn your house down as it requires less materials than a molotov cocktail. Burning down a safehouse kills zombies as you move.


  • Currently you cannot extinguish a fire thus making them highly dangerous.
  • If you burn a food item, the oven may catch on fire even if turned off after your item is burnt.

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