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Fire safety tips when cooking this Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving is around the corner and so is cooking. According to RSA Canada, cooking fires are the number one cause of home related injuries. Spokesperson, Alex Walker has more.

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Other tips include:

  • Make sure to stay in the kitchen when you’re cooking. It’s important to keep a close eye on the turkey to reduce any chance of it burning and potentially catching on fire
  • Clear the cooking area. The three feet around the stove should remain a kid- and pet-free zone.
  • Once the prep work is complete, make sure to store away sharp objects like knives, electrical cords etc. so that they’re not in harm’s way.
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle.
  • Keep floors clean and free of clutter. Make sure toys, bags and other loose items are stored away so that you don’t trip over anything.
  • Matches and utility lighters should be kept out of the reach of children. Consider storing it on high shelves tucked away.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
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