Remember to keep anything that can catch fire, like paper towels, oven mitts, food packaging, etc., away from your stove top.
Stay in the kitchen when you fry, boil, grill or broil food. Kitchen fires can start and spread quickly.
Always keep a lid nearby when you cook. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, slide the pan lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan has cooled.
Over half (54%) of Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings occurred from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when many people are preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Please remember to follow these cooking safety tips to help prevent cooking fires. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay Fire Safe!