Protect Your Brainerd Family from Cooking Fires with Our Holiday Safety Tips | Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota

It’s that time of the year when we all dive into a golden-brown turkey, delicious pie, and other excellent holiday foods. It’s also the time of the year when fire damage rears its ugly head and causes problems. December 25th is the second-worst day for cooking-related fires. You owe it to yourself to stay safe.

Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota has a number of fire safety tips specifically for the holidays right here!

How Do Home Cooking Fires Get Started?

An unattended kitchen is a leading cause of cooking fires in the entire country. According to the National Fire Protection Association, one-third of reported home cooking fires stem from ignored equipment in the kitchen. A crockpot, for example, or a deep-fryer.

The number one rule of holiday cooking is to remain in the kitchen and stay alert!

Easy Ways to Prevent Holiday Home Cooking Fires?

  • Grease Fires — A grease fire is an all too common occurrence around the holidays. Do not pour water on a grease fire. You need to smother it with the pan lid and cut off oxygen.
  • Oven Fire — An oven fire, while terrifying, is easily managed. Shut off the oven and keep the door closed until the flames die down. If you feel comfortable with it, use a fire extinguisher to eliminate any remaining flames.
  • Children — Your children are excited for the holidays. They’ll be underfoot and racing around the whole house. Do your very best to keep them out of the kitchen while you’re cooking.

You’ll find more fire safety tips for the holidays in “The Recipe for a Safe Family Holiday — The Do’s and Don’ts for Fire Prevention”. Our latest downloadable is available now!


You’ll find 24/7 fire damage restoration — even during the holidays — from Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota.

About The Author

Patrick McBrady is the owner of Restoration 1 of Northern Minnesota. Pat has more than five years of professional restoration experience and 24 years of management experience, and he has received certifications from the IICRC and the ACAC.

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