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Cooking Related Fire Deaths Up Slightly In 2020

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Unattended cooking has caused six fire deaths so far this year statewide. That’s up slightly from four cooking fire related deaths in 2019. However, the numbers are down from 12 cooking fire related deaths in 2018.

“Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires,” said State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney. “Pay attention while cooking and never leave cooking food unattended. Make your home safer by installing multiple smoke alarms and ask your local fire department for help if you need smoke alarms.”

No kids allowed

Keep it clean

If you have a fire

If using a turkey fryer