Fire officials advise following home cooking safety tips as holiday season approaches

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DELAWARE – In less than two weeks, many of us will be in our kitchens whipping up Thanksgiving dinners.

As we cook for the masses, things could quickly lead to fire and ashes if we’re not careful. The Delaware State Fire Chief’s Association is warning that more home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day.

Many of them come from unattended cooking, which happens frequently during the holidays as many of us focus on making several dishes.  That’s why fire officials recommend tips like never leaving the kitchen when cooking, setting a timer on your stove or phone, and keeping things that can catch fire like oven mitts and towels away from the stovetop.

It’s important to always have your smoke detectors turned on with fresh batteries.

If there is ever an emergency, you’re advised to contact your local fire department.

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