TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Thanksgiving is typically a time for food and celebration, but according to the Terre Haute Fire Department, it can also be dangerous if you’re not paying attention.
If you’re cooking a turkey with a fryer or smoker, make sure to do it outside and keep it 5 feet away from anything else.
Make sure the turkey is not frozen.
Don’t put water on a grease fire. Never leave a stove unattended, and turn the pot handles inside, so they’re less likely to get knocked over.
Chief Bill Berry said it’s essential to have working smoke detectors.
“It’s not that we don’t want to see you, but we don’t want to see you during the holiday season. We don’t want to respond to any house fires or any EMS runs, so have a safe holiday,” Berry said.
During the colder months, Berry said don’t leave space heaters unattended or running overnight. It’s also recommended that you don’t plug too many things into an outlet or power strip.