The Shelton Fire Department is urging the public to keep safety in mind when preparing meals and using candles this Thanksgiving. Statistics from U.S. Fire Administration indicate that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving Day is normally double the average number of fires in homes all other days.
Most fires that result during cooking can be avoided by paying attention and being organized. To prevent a fire or injury and stay safe when cooking and celebrating Thanksgiving, follow these simple rules: