NFPA: Thanksgiving has highest amount of cooking fires all year
Thanksgiving is the worst day of the year for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Unattended cooking is the leading contributor to cooking fires and related deaths. According the NFA, cooking equipment is the second-leading cause of home fire deaths.
Posted at 10:42 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated2019-11-26 15:01:05-05
Thanksgiving is the worst day of the year
for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
As a result, doctors say they typically see an increase in injuries this time of year -- especially when it comes to burns.
Medical Director of the UMC Lions Burn Care Center Dr. Syed Saquib says if you get burned you should consider getting it looked at.
"You want to make sure you wash it off with clean water," said Dr. Saquib. "And the biggest thing is...they need to be seen by a burn center like ours. Because a burn may look OK initially but the burns evolve."
Dr. Saquib says the two most common burns come from open flames or grease.