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Kitchen safety suggestions to follow this Thanksgiving

The San Francisco Fire Department has issued a number of important safety measures to be aware of while cooking Thanksgiving dinner this week.

Top of the list is to remain in the kitchen while you have items on the stove—leaving the room is a leading contributor to kitchen fires. Other recommendations are to make sure your smoke alarms are working, keep floors clear to avoid obstacles that can be tripped over, and to stay in the house while your turkey is cooking.

Thanksgiving is the top day of the year for kitchen fires, reports the National Fire Protection Association. In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,730 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day.Bay Area Newsfirehouse fireSFFDThanksgivingTurkey

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