When we think of Thanksgiving most people picture a big, juicy turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes. A great meal is at the heart of Thanksgiving Day and that means plenty of time spent cooking in the kitchen. With extra people in the house, more alcohol consumed, and multiple cooking elements going at once, it's no wonder that cooking fires are almost double that of any other day. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries on Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day is the number one day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. Thanksgiving Day home fires are particularly dangerous as they cause more property damage and claim more lives than home fires on other days.
Kids love to help in the kitchen which makes it especially important to follow good safety procedures while cooking. Even if you have no children around, it is still important to stay vigilant about Thanksgiving cooking safety.
Deep frying a turkey can be particularly dangerous if proper safety procedures are not followed. Observe these safety tips to avoid a house fire:
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