|Home cooking fires peak on Thanksgiving|
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|Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:36 PM|
fires are three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any
other day of the year. Public safety officials are reminding Hoosiers
that it’s imperative to keep safety in mind as Thanksgiving meals are
It can be easy to get wrapped up in entertaining
guests, but it is important to remember to monitor meal preparation
closely. Stay in the kitchen or other food cooking area as most cooking
fires start because cooking has been left unattended.
Fire Protection Association studies show cooking fires are the number
one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Hundreds of Americans
are killed each year due to home cooking fires and thousands more are
injured. Cooking fires also cause roughly half a billion dollars in
direct property damage to the homes and the belongings inside.
For more information about safety this Thanksgiving, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.
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