Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from Portland Fire & Rescue

November 26, 2014 11:30

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Did you know Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year nationwide for home fires involving cooking equipment? Safety in the kitchen is always important (kitchen fires are the #1 cause of home fires in Portland), but kitchen safety is especially important on holidays like Thanksgiving when there's a lot of activity and people at home.

Unattended cooking is the top contributing factor to kitchen fires and many of the injuries that occur happen when people respond with inappropriate actions. Observe the following "Do's and Don'ts" to avoid these common fires and fire injuries.


Attend to your cooking.

Keep handles of stovetop pots and pans turned in.

Keep things that catch fire away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire:


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