Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering some safe cooking tips for your Thanksgiving celebration.

Four times as many home fires involving cooking equipment occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.

Fire Marshal Spokesperson J-C Fultz says you should never leave food that’s boiling, grilling, or broiling unattended, and kids should be kept at least three feet from the stove.

Another potential hazard is using a turkey fryer.

Fultz says if there is a fire in the oven, keep the door shut and turn off the heat.

For the stovetop, smother small flames with the pan lid.