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Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Thanksgiving is the #1 day for home fires. Learn how to stay safe.
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There are about twice as many residential fires on Thanksgiving as on any other day of the year. More than 80% of these fires start with unsafe cooking practices.

Read the Thanksgiving Fire Safety press release


Stay safe on Thanksgiving with these tips.

  • Cooking Fire and Burn Safety. Remember to stand by your pan and stay in the kitchen when cooking. The best way to respond to a stove top fire is to put a lid on it and turn off the heat.
  • Home Heating Safety. Home heating equipment is the #2 cause of residential fires and the #1 source of carbon monoxide (CO) at home. Learn to heat your home safely.
  • Candle Fire Safety. Burn candles inside a one foot circle of safety free of anything that can burn.
  • Smoke and CO Alarms. Make sure working smoke and CO alarms are installed on every level of the home.

Additional Resources

Contact for Thanksgiving Fire Safety

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