Dripping oils in the oven can cause it to smoke. Ovens can also catch on fire, so make sure you watch it closely. Also, never leave hot or cooking items unattended on the stove.

Never leave a glass dish or lid near an open flame or on a stove burner. The heat could cause the glass to explode, which could result in injury, ruined food, and more cleanup than you bargained for.

So many kitchen fire accidents happen each year during thanksgiving. So keep a fire extinguisher handy. Buy one if you don't have one.

Pouring water on a grease fire will make it exponentially worse, and put you and others in immediate danger. Instead, use a fire extinguisher to smother the flames.

Practice good food safety, especially when it comes to turkey. Washing the turkey in the sink unnecessarily spreads germs and could increase your risk of salmonella.

Hundreds of drunk driving-related deaths happen each year on Thanksgiving. If you’re traveling to someone else’s home for Thanksgiving, make sure you limit your alcohol consumption. 

After the party, go through your house to ensure no safety hazards have gone unnoticed. Blow out candles, check the ovens and burners, put away any sharp knives, and clear the walkways.

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