Tips for Safe Holiday Dinners

The holidays are upon us and the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering tips for safe holiday dinners House fires are four times more likely to happen on Thanksgiving Day due to the nature of involving more cooking equipment.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, each year from 2017 to 2019, an estimated average of 2,300 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day.

Tips to keep in mind when preparing food, not just during the holiday season but all year, can be found at www2.illinois.gov/sites/sfm/CurrentFocus/Pages/Cooking-Safety.aspx.

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