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BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Keep the focus on safety during Thanksgiving.

BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips BGE Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving should be a happy time, so BGE offers tips to make it safe.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking fires rank first as main cause of fires in a home and related injuries, and many people cook for this holiday. 

Keep cooking safe by:

  • Staying in the kitching while frying, broiling or grilling food, and turn off the stove if you need to leave the kitchen. 
  • Checking on food while it's cooking
  • Staying in the house while food is cooking
  • Using a timer
  • Moving anything away from the stovetop that could catch fire 
  • Not using outdoor, gas-fueled turkey fryers which cover the turkey in hot oil, because they can cause burns and other problems. Get them cooked professionally instead
  • Keeping deep fryers at least 10 feet away from a building, and have a fire extinguisher nearby.

If something does catch fire, call 911 or the local emergency number from outside the home and make sure you and your family and guests get out.

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