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As Thanksgiving Draws Closer Home Fire Claims Begin to Raise

By November 19, 2016May 21st, 2020Insurance
With people getting in the kitchen for the holidays it’s important to be careful. According to property insurance companies’ claims data, more fires resulting from cooking occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Studies show that the main causes of home fires are cooking fires, with November having the highest number of fires related to cooking, followed by December.

The states with the most claims for grease, and cooking related fires are California, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota, and Michigan according to State Farm.

With the beginning of the holiday season it’s important to follow a few tips the stay safe cooking. Make sure when frying a turkey to do it outside away from anything flammable. The turkey should be completely thawed and dried before frying. Make sure you never leave the turkey unattended and keep a fire extinguisher close by.

Be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving