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 Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal. 
If your roasting your turkey, make sure to set a timer. This way, you won't forget about the bird as you watch the parade or football. 
If you are frying your turkey

  • use a fryer with thermostat controls. this will ensure the oil does not become over heated.
  • Thaw your turkey completely. 
  • Don't overfill the pot with oil. If you do. the oil will overflow when you add the turkey causing a fire hazard. 
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the fryer, don't leave the fryer unattended. 
  • Always use the fryer outdoors, away from any structures. 

Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food to prevent a fire. 
Keep anything that can catch fire-oven mitts. wooden utensils, food packages, towels etc. away from your stovetop.
Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Bumping or pulling on overhanging handles can spill food or liquids and cause burns. 

Stay fire safe and have a delicious and  safe Thanksgiving.