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​Thanksgiving Safety Tips From Fire Marshal Ted

11/26/2019


Thanksgiving is a joyful time of the year, but it can also be a dangerous time. As you prepare your big holiday meals this season, be mindful of these tips that can keep you and your family safe from cooking fires.

 


According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2017. Unattended cooking was the leading factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. Cooking equipment was involved in nearly half of all the reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.