Be Safe This Thanksgiving!

fire damage minneapolis, fire damage cleanup minneapolisDid you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires?

Statistics to share

Based on 2010-2018 annual averages:

  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in home cooking fires.
  • Two-thirds (67%) of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.
  • Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.
  • Ranges accounted for the largest share (58%) of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%.
  • Three of every five (57%) reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.
  • Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.
  • Frying food is the greatest risk of cooking fires.
  • Two-thirds (67 percent) of home cooking fires start when food or cooking materials catch on fire.
  • More than half (55 percent) of home cooking fire injuries happen when people try to fight the fire themselves.

Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
  • Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
  • Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
  • The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.

Here is a video on how dangerous deep frying turkey can be! Done safely though it is MY absolute favorite way to enjoy turkey!

 

The 24Restore family wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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