• Pendleton County 46Tygarts Valley 8Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 41Gilmer County 30Final[ view all ]
  • Grafton 47Philip Barbour 19Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 22Hampshire 13Final[ view all ]
  • Pocahontas County 13Tucker County 6Final[ view all ]
  • Valley Wetzel 30Bridgeport-OH 14Final[ view all ]
  • Robert C. Byrd 28Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 27South Harrison 23Final[ view all ]
  • Clay-Battelle 54Paden City 14Final[ view all ]
  • Williamstown 30Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 47Ritchie County 0Final[ view all ]
  • Braxton County 13Lincoln 6Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 38Buckhannon-Upshur 7Final[ view all ]
  • Elkins 50North Marion 20Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 22East Fairmont 8Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Anacostia-DC 0Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 42Oak Hill 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 21John Marshall 12Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Wheeling Central Catholic 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
Report: Thanksgiving Is The Biggest Day For Kitchen Fires
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on November 21, 2012 @ 7:19PM
Created on November 21, 2012 @ 5:56PM
According to a report Thanksgiving Day is the biggest day for kitchen fires.
That's why firefighters were trying to get the word out Wednesday so you don't become part of that statistic.
Starting as early as Wednesday night millions of folks across the country will spend hours slaving over a hot stove to prepare their Thanksgiving feast.
Mark Caravasos, the Chief of the Morgantown Fire Department, said a big trend is for folks to deep fry their turkey.
He said it's okay to do that, but folks need to be aware of how dangerous it can be.
Caravasos said the biggest piece of advice he could give was for folks to keep a watch on what they're cooking. That way if anything goes wrong you'll know about it.
If you're going to deep fry your turkey he advised that it would be smart to cook outside. He also said to keep it away from your house.
"The thing (to remember) is to have the proper precautions in place," Caravasos said. "Know what you're doing with the equipment and know how it operates. You're working with a large amount of oil that can burn people you need to be careful."
A few other tips include:
  • Avoid wearing baggy clothes - they tend to cause problems in the kitchen
  • Don't put potholders or anything on the stove
  • Pay attention to where your kids are at

Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV Mobile App