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Tips to prevent kitchen fires when preparing Thanksgiving meal

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The number of kitchen fires triples on Thanksgiving Day.

On a typical day, roughly 400 kitchen fires take place across the country; that number goes up to 1,300 on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Safety experts recommend avoiding loose clothing with long sleeves when cooking near ranges and ovens. They also advise to watch children closely.

If cooking a bird in a turkey fryer, experts say do it outside only and away from the home -- not in the garage or on the porch.

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