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Fire in the kitchen? Here’s what not to do, according to firefighters

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RELATED: Thanksgiving 2021: Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep frying turkeyAhead of Thanksgiving, firefighters in Mississippi have demonstrated the potential dangers of deep-frying a turkey.

Credit: City of Gulfport - Mayor's Office via StoryfulIn 2019, fire departments across the country responded to an estimated 1,40 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths, with cooking causing nearly half (49%) of all reported home fires.

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