Many of us will spend extra time in the kitchen next week preparing the Thanksgiving meal. As part of the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign, NFPA and the United States Fire Administration want to underscore the importance of cooking safety.
Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, according to NFPA's most recent Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment report released today. November usually signals a time of increased cooking fires, as roughly three times the average number of cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving. November also marks the beginning of the holiday season when there tends to be a lot of cooking.