NFPA urges extra caution when preparing your Thanksgiving feast, by far the leading day of the year for U.S. home cooking fires

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The National Fire Protection Association urged added caution when cooking Thanksgiving Day, by far the leading day of the year for home cooking fires. In 2021, an estimated 1,160 home cooking fires were reported to U.S fire departments on Thanksgiving Day, reflecting a 297% increase over the daily average.“Thanksgiving is a hectic holiday with multiple dishes cooking and baking at the same time, along with lots of guests, entertaining and other distractions that can make it easy to lose sight of what’s on the stove or in the oven,” Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA, said. “With all these factors at play, it’s not surprising that the number of cooking fires spikes so dramatically.”Overall, cooking is the leading cause of
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