Fire-Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Thanksgiving
The kitchen is where the holiday meal magic happens, but it can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is typically the most dangerous day of the year. Everybody's cooking in the kitchen and it's one of the few days where almost everyone is preparing a meal. "The house is more congested than normal so you have to control the flow in your kitchen to make sure there's no accidents.
More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home. On Thanksgiving, in particular, there are three times as many house fires than any other day of the year, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Below are some safety tips for the holiday:
- Don't wear loose-fitting clothing around open flames.
- Don't leave your food unattended on the stove or in the oven.
Make sure a person is always in the kitchen watching the food that's cooking.
You should have a zone, around anything around the stove, within like a 3-feet range for children.
- If deep-frying turkey, do it outside.
- Never put water on a grease fire.
- Store fire extinguishers in plain sight and near an exit - not under the sink. According to the National Fire Protection Association. Because fires can double every five to 10 seconds - and can consume a room in just one minute - call 911 first.