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Fire Agencies Stressing Cooking Safety this Thanksgiving Holiday

(Jefferson County) While law enforcement agencies are focused on the increase in travel and possible drunk drivers during the Thanksgiving holiday period, fire agencies are concerned with cooking safety.

That’s especially true if you plan on deep frying your turkey according Hillsboro Fire Protection District Chief Brian Gaudet.

Gaudet goes over some safety tips for those that plan to deep fry their turkey’s.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents.

Christmas Day and Christmas Eve ranked second and third, with both having nearly twice the daily average.

In 2019, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,400 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.

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