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.