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Thanksgiving is the best day for kitchen fires

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If the National Fire Protection Association were writing this article, it would probably look something like this: end.

According to the association, Thanksgiving is the biggest fire day of the year, followed by Christmas and Christmas Eve. When Thanksgiving goes up in flames, there are more than three times the number of average cooking hell him. According to the NFPA, frying pan fires kill an average of 5 people, injure 60 people and cause more than $15 million in property damage each year.

“No matter how many years you’ve been cooking, or how many Thanksgiving feasts you’ve served, safety must be a primary ingredient,” said Henry County Fire Chief Michael Black.

Experts warn that turkey fryers are hot and should be handled with care. It can also tip over and spill sizzling oil.

Putting a partially frozen turkey in a hot fryer is an especially bad idea because it can splatter oil. Advise safety tips.

1. Place the fryer outside on a non-flammable flat surface, such as concrete, a few feet away from anything that could catch fire.

2. Thaw the turkey completely before cooking.

3.Keep children and pets away. An adult should supervise the fryer during cooking.

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4. Use a fryer with thermostatic control.

5. Use potholders and mittens when handling turkey.

Even if you choose the safer route and stand by the pot, safety is still important. Expert advice with tips to ensure a safe vacation.

1. Stand in the kitchen when cooking on the stove and keep an eye on your food.

2. Stay indoors when cooking the turkey and check it often.

3.Keep children away from stoves, hot foods and liquids (of course candles and lit fireplaces).

4. Make sure the smoke detector works.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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