This Thanksgiving, firefighters are hoping not to be asked to your house for dinner. There are some annual reminders coming from the Danbury Fire Department about cooking safety. With many more people in the home and more distractions, Fire Department spokesman Steve Rogers says it's important to pay close attention to what's happening in the kitchen.
Another potential from burns comes from people who try deep fryers for the first time tomorrow. Rogers says turkey fryers that use hot oil can lead to devastating burns, other injuries, and the destruction of property. Splatters and spills of cooking oil, and the ignition of its vapors if overheated, are serious risks.
With a lot more people in the home, Rogers says it's also a good idea to keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
Firefighters are also reminding cooks not to leave food unattended on the stovetop and check the turkey frequently.