Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of the leading days of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment? A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. Consider the following facts:
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
- In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths.
The Lebanon Fire Department urges you to review their Thanksgiving Safety page to help ensure a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!