Thanksgiving Cooking Fires
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. Following are some tips from the NFPA on how to stay safe and prevent a fire from ruining your holiday.
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Make sure children stay away from the stove.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, purses, or bags.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. If not, your batteries may need changed.
We hope you have a safe Thanksgiving but if a fire should happen to you over the holidays don’t hesitate to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Burlington. We are available 24/7 to assist you!