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On Thanksgiving Day, many families customarily spend the holiday inside their home or at the home of a friend or family member with the family dinner being the highlight of the day. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, at three times the average number per day.
• An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property loss.
• Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings occur most frequently in the afternoon hours from noon to 4 p.m., peaking from noon to 1 p.m.
Air fryers are a safe alternative to oil fryers and taste just as good! Local restaurants and stores may also have fried turkeys available to purchase.
Thanksgiving Safety Check List