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State Fire Marshal promotes safe cooking habits for Thanksgiving (free content)

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with four times the average number occurring, according to the state fire marshal's office.

Ranges and cook-tops account for almost three out of every five home fires reported involving cooking, with ovens accounting for 13% of those fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), each year from 2017 to 2019, an estimated average of 2,300 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the United States on Thanksgiving Day.

These fires caused an estimated annual average of five deaths, 25 injuries and $26 . . .

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