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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fire Prevention Week Focusing On Preventing Kitchen Fires

As the mercury drops people are spending more time indoors and  in the kitchen--and that means an increase in house fires. 

Divisional Fire Chief Mark Wilson tells CHSJ News you should be careful this Thanksgiving by ensuring you don't leave the house while you having things baking or simmering. He says he's even seen fires start when people get distracted talking to guests and forget about what's going on in the kitchen.

Wilson says a lot of fires also start when people come home late at night, put food in the oven then fall asleep--so you may want to choose a midnight snack that doesn't involve the oven, or simply order some takeout.