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Upper Saddle River PD: Ten Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Fires

Upper Saddle River police offer tips for a safe Thanksgiving.
Upper Saddle River police offer tips for a safe Thanksgiving. Photo Credit: Facebook

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. -- Three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on any other day, so Upper Saddle River police offer the following tips:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit a candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

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