Thanksgiving Safety Tips & Facts

fire damage cleanup burlington vt, fire damage repair burlington vt, fire damage restoration burlington vtThanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family. It is a great day to give thanks and be grateful for all of our many blessings. It is also a busy time which means that kitchen safety is more important with all of the distractions and why we wanted to share some safety tips and facts to help keep you and your family safe during the Holiday.

GW Savage is a professional fire damage cleanup and restoration company in Burlington, VT. Our team is skilled in fire damage repairs and smoke damage cleanup and removal. We are versed in smoke odor removal and handle the soot that spreads throughout your home even from small fires that start in the kitchen.

If a fire breaks out in your Burlington, VT home, you can rely on the professionals at GW Savage for immediate restoration and repair help.


  • -Thanksgiving is the nations #1 leading day of the year for cooking fires
  • More than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day per year
  • These fires cause more than 15 million in property damage every year
  • Cooking fires are 3x more likely on Thanksgiving than any day of the year
  • 87% of fires on Thanksgiving are caused by cooking
  • Distractions are the main cause of cooking fires due to more cooking & more company


  • Before cooking be sure to clean stoves & ovens
  • Remove food & grease buildup from burners, stovetops, and ovens
  • Set a timer & check on food frequently
  • Keep children away from stove/candles/knives
  • Do not leave the house while food is cooking
  • Keep baking soda nearby to put out kitchen fires
  • Check fire alarms & keep a fire extinguisher nearby

**Never douse a grease fire with water, it can cause the fire to spread. Instead, turn off the burner, smother the fire with a lid or use a baking soda/fire extinguisher if it gets out of hand.

If a house fire does break out while cooking, your safety is the biggest priority. Make sure you are safe and contact the fire department to put the fire out if necessary. GW Savage is your Burlington, VT fire damage cleanup and repair company. We are local and can help restore any damage due to small or large fire damage, smoke damage and soot damage. Contact our team to help clean and restore your property if a fire does break out.