Safety tips for a terrific Turkey Day


November 27, 2019

As friends and families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that the recipe for a great holiday always includes safe cooking habits.

In Washington, 16 percent of reported home structure fires in 2018 involved cooking equipment. Those fires resulted in 19 civilian injuries, two firefighter injuries, and close to $5 million worth of direct property damage, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

Thanksgiving Day is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. That statistic rings true for Washington, with 18...

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