Cooking fire are the number one cause of home fires. Marietta Fire Department wants to help keep you and your family safe this Thanksgiving. Click the link to visit NFPA's website for more information and great videos about Thanksgiving Fire Safety.
Thanksgiving fire facts
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve ranked second and third, with both having nearly twice the daily average.
- Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
- Cooking causes half (49 percent) of all reported home fires and more than two of every five (42 percent) home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths (20 percent).