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Thanksgiving Safety

Posted: Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

The Iowa Department of Public Safety reminds you that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity at the home. Some tips to remain safe during the holidays are to stay home when cooking, and check your turkey frequently; keep kids away from hot stoves and sharp knives and make sure all smoke alarms are working. Knoxville Fire and Rescue Chief Jim Mitchell tells KNIA KRLS News that their staff recently conducted an experiment on frying a frozen turkey. To view the video of the experiment, follow this link: