There's a strong reason why inspectors are concerned that fire be kept a reasonable distance from flammable materials.
This stove installation, fractions of an inch from a wooden appliance garage (the place you typically keep counter top appliances like toasters, mixers, blenders and the like) was probably not well thought out.
Even though this was the "simmer" burner (smaller than most of the others), clearly it was large enough to char the wooden wall of the structure.
This was a property I showed today that is currently on the market. It shows a condition that the new buyer will want to deal with before they move in, or certainly before they do any cooking.
This is clearly a "hot" property.
my humblest of apologies for the real-estate-related-dad-joke.