(KFVS) - Based on data collected by State Farm, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.
They say grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.
According to the insurance company, with the popularity of turkey frying increasing, more people than ever are at risk for fryer related fires and injuries. They U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved.
The National Fire Protection Association says deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage each year and hot oil splatter can cause serious burns to an adult or life threatening injuries to a child.
According to claims data from State Farm, the top 10 states for grease and cooking-related claims on Thanksgiving Day (2005-2010) include: