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State Fire Officials Offer Tips On Cooking Safety

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The Illinois State fire marshal’s office is warning about the dangers of cooking fires this Thanksgiving.  Spokesperson JC Fultz says while everyone is focusing on protecting themselves from COVID-19, families need to also remember oven safety.  He added that turkey fryers should only be used outdoors and put out a reminder not to overfill the fryer with oil.  Thanksgiving is the number one day for fires involving home cooking equipment, with four times as many as usually reported each year.


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