Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for home cooking fires…

“Everybody is so busy, we’re being pulled in so many different directions, things are happening, you have people over, people are excited to be at the house, so we just want to remember that we want people to really pay attention in the kitchen”

State Fire Marshal Bruce West says the three leading causes of home fires in Minnesota are cooking, heating and open flames. And the holidays are often the deadliest time of year for house fires.