Keeping Thanksgiving Day safe and fire free
An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires occur each year in homes across the country. An estimated average of five deaths, 25 injuries and $21 million in property loss occur each year as the result of those fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
"We all think of Thanksgiving as a time for family, good food and football, but it's also prime time for cooking fires," said Janel Schmitz, Executive Director at the American Red Cross West Dakota Chapter.
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