It’s been said, “Home is where the heart is.” And the heart of a home during the holidays is often in the kitchen.  But did you know that more fires occur in the kitchen than in any other room in the house? And that cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home? We estimate an average of about 1,400 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day each year. This is more than three times the average number of cooking fires each day throughout the rest of the year.

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Did you know that the number of kitchen fires triples on Thanksgiving Day?  Yes, it can happen to you.

There is an average of about 1,300 kitchen fires on Thanksgiving compared to about 400 on other days, looking at the data from 2010 through 2012.

It makes sense.  Thanksgiving is all about gathering family and friends and cooking a big homemade meal.

So now that you know about the increased fire threat, how do you cook Thanksgiving dinner safely?

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Thanksgiving Day cooking fires are triple the number of cooking fires on an average day.

See the pan on fire:

Here’s what happens when you try to put out the fire with water:

The pan fire explodes.

Stand by your pan. In the event of a fire:

Cover the pan with a lid to smother the flames.
Turn off the stove.
Call 911.
Do NOT use water or flour on the fire. They can make the fire worse.
Keep an extinguisher nearby and use it if necessary.

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