Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we want to take a minute to give you some statistics regarding fire safety with regard to cooking. We will all have a lot going on in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day so it's best to educate yourself now to insure a safe and happy holiday!
Thanksgiving fire facts
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.
Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
Cooking caused half (49 percent) of all reported home fires and more than two of every five (42 percent) home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths (20 percent) in 2015-2019.
Source: NFPA Research