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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Safety in the kitchen will help assure a 'Happy Thanksgiving'

 

Most of America will spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen this Thursday. Sadly though, cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, according to data from the American Red Cross.

In fact, more than 4,000 fires occur nationwide on Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Fire Administration statistics show. One of the biggest culprits are deep-fried turkeys.

They cause approximately five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes and more than $15 million in property damage each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Understandably, the Red Cross and many other g...



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