Preventing cooking fires during the holiday season

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(WSYR-TV) — Thanksgiving is typically one of the peak days for cooking fires. And while COVID-19 has changed many holiday plans, it is important to continue protecting yourself.

To help keep you and your loved ones safe, the American Red Cross recommends the following safety tips:

  • Keep an eye on what you fry! Never leave cooking food unattended and if you must leave, turn the stove off.
  • Move items that can burn away from the stove. This includes dish towels, bags, boxes and paper.
  • Be sure to avoid wearing loose clothing while cooking.
  • Keep a pan lid or a cookie sheet nearby. Use it to cover the pan if it catches on fire. It should put out the flames.

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