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Thanksgiving is leading day for cooking fires

 

Last updated 11/26/2017 at Noon

The National Fire Protection Association discourages the use of turkey fryers as they can lead to devastating burns, other injuries, and the destruction of property due to the extensive amount of hot oil used.

SAN DIEGO – While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another’s company, it’s also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) latest “Home Fire Involving Cooking Equipment” report, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 as on any other typical day of the year. The day before Thanksgiving represents the second-leading day for home cooking fires.

Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual averag...



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