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Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. In fact, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. Between 2005 and 2009,U.S.fire departments responded to an estimated average of 155,400 home fires per year involving cooking equipment. These fires caused an annual average of 390 civilian deaths, 4,800 civilian injuries, and $771 million in direct property damage
Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) urges citizens to keep fire safety in mind when preparing holiday meals. To reduce the risk of cooking fires this holiday, PF&R recommends the following safety tips:
Remember, safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Stay safe this holiday season!
Portland Fire & Rescue