Thanksgiving Day: Family, Friends, and… Fire?
You are setting the table, catching up with grandma, perhaps watching the parade, when all of a sudden… you smell something burning. Despite all the cooks in the kitchen, the stove can be overlooked on Thanksgiving, making it a notorious occasion for house fires.
Gobble Day Gone Wrong
Recent data shows an average annual number of house fires totaling 2,300, resulting in $26 million in property damage and fire restoration. In addition, these events came with countless injuries, and unfortunately, a few reported deaths.
Thanksgiving day house fires will typically occur during the hours of 10 am to 5 pm, peak prepping and cooking time, with the majority reported between the hours of 12 pm and 2 pm, perhaps in the hustle and bustle of guests arriving.
Fix your Fire Safety
Stay ahead of fire safety this holiday season! Start now by checking your smoke alarms, planning your fire escape route, and practicing a safe exit strategy with your family. With the facts on your side, you will be ready for anything the season of giving throws your way.
Don't be another statistic; practice fire safety this Thanksgiving and all year round, but know that SERVPRO is standing by with professional fire restoration services you can count on.