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, do not leave the oven turned 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.