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Protecting Yourself from Fire Accidents on Thanksgiving Day

By Edited Apr 6, 2014 0 0

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in order for people to appreciate all the blessings they are receiving in life. This day is often spent by having a large gathering, eating delicious foods, and simply enjoying each other's company.

However, although you are in a festive mood, you should not be careless with your actions because doing so may result in a fire accident.

This type of accident often occurs on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, statistics from the United States Fire Administration (USFA) revealed that over 4,000 residential fires occur in the country during this day. In addition, the agency revealed that cooking is the primary cause of these accidents.

Burn Injuries

When a fire accident happens, the people who were involved it are susceptible to burn injuries.

Burns are often caused by heated fluids or objects, chemicals, and fires. The medical treatment that is needed for this injury depends on its size and severity. For example, minor burns can be treated at home, without the help of doctors. Meanwhile, those who are suffering from widespread or deep burns are required to go to a hospital immediately.

Here are some of the symptoms of burn injuries

  • Swollen or red skim
  • Charred or blackened skin
  • Blisters
  • Tan, leathery, or waxy white skin
  • Extreme pain


Thanksgiving Day is a time for celebration, but make sure that you will not do anything that can cause harm to others, especially to your loved ones.

Here are some ways on how you can prevent accidents during this day:

  • Avoid wearing clothes which have long flowing or loose sleeves.
  • Make sure that lit candles are placed away from appliances or other combustible materials.
  • See to it that food containers, kitchen towels, and pot holders are around three feet away from different sources of fire, especially stove burners.
  • You should not leave the kitchen, especially if you are broiling, baking, grilling, or frying food. You should turn off the stove or oven if you need to go out of the kitchen, even for just a few minutes.
  • Do not allow your child to go the stove, though you are also in the kitchen.
  • Check if your smoke detectors are in a good condition.

If you want to know more tips on how to avoid fire accidents during Thanksgiving Day, do not hesitate to call a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.



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