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    Top 6 causes of Thanksgiving cooking fires

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Nov 21, 2018

    Preparing the annual American turkey dinner can send even the most experienced home cooks into panic mode, between the multiple trips to the grocery store to get just one more ingredient, the seemingly endless housekeeping that precipitates hosting guests, and the actual labor of preparing a meal that includes roasting the main course for hours.

    Many a home cook has shed tears over a Thanksgiving turkey that’s too dry, too salty or any number of other disappointing culinary outcomes.

    But imagine how much worse the holiday would be should that turkey dinner turn into an actual disaster.  Here are six last-minute reminders of the top ways that kitchen fires get started.

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    Tags: Fire Safety, Fires, Fire Prevention, Home Fire Risk, Thanksgiving Safety Tips, Thanksgiving, Fire Safety Tips, Thanksgiving Fire Safety, Thanksgiving Safety, Cooking Safety, Cooking, Thanksgiving Dinner

    Home fire risk more than doubles on Thanksgiving Day

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Nov 21, 2017

    Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen to prepare for this year's Thanksgiving feast? It's better to be safe than sorry.

    An estimated 2,100 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the United States on Thanksgiving Day for each year from 2011 to 2013, and caused an estimated 10 deaths, 50 injuries and $28 million in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration and data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

    Here's a look at the home fire patterns on Thanksgiving, as well as a few safety tips to prevent your property from going up in flames this Thanksgiving holiday:

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    Tags: Fire Safety, Home Fire Risk, Thanksgiving Safety Tips, Thanksgiving, Fire Safety Tips, Thanksgiving Fire Safety, Holiday Safety, Thanksgiving Safety