Fire Danger: Fire Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Important tips to keeping your kitchen and family safe this holiday.
1:59 | 11/27/14

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As millions of American families get ready to prepare their Thanksgiving feasts, a sobering statistic. There are more than three times as many house fires on Thanksgiving day than any other day of the year. Tonight, we are talking to the men who know both cooking and fires, with a warning where you should never keep your fire extinguisher. Here's ABC's Paula Faris. Reporter: It's where the holiday meal magic happens. That's good right there. Reporter: But the kitchen can also be a danger zone, especially on Thanksgiving. Why is Thanksgiving so dangerous? It's one of the few days where almost everyone is preparing a meal. Reporter: More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home and on Thanksgiving day in particular, there are three times more fires than any other day of the year. We've had fires where people took the Turkey right out of the freezer, put it in the oven, forgot to take the plastic off and you have an oven fire. Reporter: For these new Jersey firefighters feasting at the firehouse on Thanksgiving eve is a tradition. Turkey, mashed Poe day taupes stuffing, sweet potatoes. Reporter: Lots of carbs. Lots of carbs. Reporter: Tomorrow will be one of their busiest days. So, their serving up some trim-the-turkey safety tips. Don't wear laos-foosloose-fitting clothing. Don't leave your food unattended. And, if you're going to fry that Turkey do it outside. What if there's a grease fire? Put a lid on it. Do not use water. Reporter: One of the biggest mistakes people make is keeping their fire extinguishers under the kitchen sink. Instead, store it in plain sight and near an exit. And should you use it, spray low and slow. Fires double every five to ten seconds and can consume a room in just one minute. So, before you do anything else, call 911. Getting our fill of food and safety this holiday. Paula Faris, ABC news, new

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