While you serve up a delicious Thanksgiving dinner this week, here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and happy dinner. Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays for cooking fires in the United States according to the American Red Cross so here are some safety tips for you and your family while you prepare the big meal.

According to News 10 ABC, there are ten quick tips that you should think of and abide by as you get set to feed the family this Thursday. But before we give you a list, always make sure to check your smoke detectors and that you have a plan to get out of the house in case of a fire.

  • If you are frying any food items, make sure you never leave them unattended.
  • Make sure the area around the stove is free of clutter.
  • Move items like towels, bags, boxes, curtains, and paper away from the burners.
  • Turn handles toward the back of the stove so no one knocks into them.
  • Beware of loose clothing and large sleeves while cooking.
  • Keep a pan lid or cover handy in case something catches on fire you can use it to smother the flames.
  • Keep kids and pets at least three feet away from the stove.
  • Always make sure the stove, oven, and small appliances are turned off when going to bed.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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