Picture a newlywed couple living together at their first duty station, excited to host both of their families and some new squadron friends. Then picture the naïve hostess thinking that the “warm” setting on her oven meant-keep warm and not pre-heat at temperatures akin to an erupting volcano. This poor hostess learned quickly of her mistake and how flammable the brown sugar topping was on the once pretty sweet potato casserole. The flames protruding from the oven, melting off the knobs (rendering any oven useless for the remainder of the day) and the soothing sounds of a screeching fire alarm alerted all guests something was amiss.
That naïve hostess was me. I was lucky, the fire was caught early and was easily doused by taking the flaming casserole outside, thankful the only real damage was to my ego. Avoid your Thanksgiving plans going up in flames by following some of these home Fire Saftey tips.
Home Fire Safety
The USAA household checklist for helping to reduce home fire damage.
Visit the National Fire Protection Agency's website for more tips to help prevent a fire this Thanksgiving.
Wishing you all a safe and fire free Thanksgiving celebration.
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