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City of Bloomington Fire Department Reminds Residents About Holiday Cooking Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 25, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Scott Smith, Fire Prevention Officer, Bloomington Fire Department, 349.3888

City of Bloomington Fire Department Reminds Residents About Holiday Cooking Safety

Bloomington, Ind. - Cooking fires continue to be the most common type of fires in U.S. households. One in eight households experiences some type of cooking incident each year, resulting in about 1000 residential fires being reported each day in the U.S. This is even more apparent during the holidays, as there is an increased incidence of cooking fires on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of fire injuries at home. These fires are preventable by being more attentive to the use of cooking materials and equipment.

Safe Cooking Tips

The kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the home if you don't practice safe cooking behaviors. Here are some safety tips to help:

If You Have a Cooking Fire

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips