Firefighters across the country face their busiest days of the year on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. While families gather for grand feasts, the risks for fire hazards while cooking increase dramatically.The Indiana State Fire Marshal reminds Hoosiers to use caution when cooking, especially during the holidays, and help ensure annual family events are not marred by danger or tragedy.

“For most Hoosiers, the holidays mean spending time with loved ones and enjoying a home-cooked meal,” said State Fire Marshal James Greeson. “Make safety a priority by practicing caution when preparing the holiday meal.”

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