Three times as many home cooking fires happen nationally on Thanksgiving than other days of the year, according to Tacoma Fire.
Here’s a checklist from the fire department for safe Thanksgiving cooking:
-Heat cooking oil slowly. Watch it closely; it can catch fire quickly.
-Have a lid close by to smother potential grease fires.
-Keep kids at least three feet away from the stove.
-Keep packaging away from burners.
-Don’t leave cooking unattended.
-Make sure your smoke alarms are working.