The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) tells us that about four times as many home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving Day than any other typical day.
In this article, we’ll share tips for reducing the risks of cooking fires in your home this Thanksgiving Day.
WHY IS THERE AN INCREASED RISK OF HOME COOKING FIRES ON THANKSGIVING DAY?
Actually, the increased risk of fires sparked by Thanksgiving Day cooking stems from a combination of factors. Most notably, multiple dishes are being cooked simultaneously as multiple guests arrive – leading to the possibility of many distractions.
Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire department were called to about 166,100 fires caused by cooking in the home. Those fires caused 480 civilian deaths; 5,540 injuries; and over $1.1 billion in direct property damage.
TIPS FOR REDUCING RISK OF THANKSGIVING COOKING FIRES
AVOID TEMPTATION OF FRYING TURKEYS
Frying turkeys is a trend that’s been sweeping across the country over the last few years. Because of the large amount and high temperature of oil that’s involved in frying turkeys, the NFPA recommends that you go to grocery stores or specialty retailers and restaurants that will provide deep fried turkeys.
IF FIRE DAMAGES YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, CALL J&M KEYSTONE IN SAN DIEGO
We wish you and your family nothing but the best this Thanksgiving Day. If a fire does occur, however, remember that the professionals here at J&M Keystone in San Diego are the ones to call to get your house like home again.
We’re available 24/7, so call us at 800-368-2757.
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