More house fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year! Follow these eight steps to make sure that your Thanksgiving celebration doesn’t go up in smoke, but instead is a celebration of family, food, and all the blessing with which God has showered us!
- If something is cooking/baking don’t leave the room unless you turn the stove/oven off.
- If you have a small grease fire, smother it with a pan lid. NEVER put water on a grease fire.
- Be extremely careful when deep-frying a turkey. Make sure it is well-thawed, and that you don’t have too much oil in the fryer. William Shatner and State Farm put together a great video on Turkey Fryer Fires and how to prevent them here:
- Too many cooks in the kitchen can lead to mistakes, and some can end in disaster! Suggest that family and friends “help” by not getting underfoot in the kitchen!
- Don’t wear loose-fitting clothing that can catch a pan handle or even catch fire.
- Know where your fire extinguisher is.
- Make sure your smoke detector is working and has new batteries.