Nov 21, 2015
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The Richmond Fire Prevention Services Division is disseminating information warning residents about Thanksgiving Day fires.

Last year, the average number of fires in residential buildings on Thanksgiving Day more than doubled last year’s daily average, fire officials said.

Fires in residential buildings most frequently occur from noon to 3 p.m., during meal prep. The rest of the year, such fires usually occurs between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To prevent a fire, officials advise residents to “stand by your pan” to ensure safe cooking, and to only use turkey fryers indoors.

Here’s a flyer being distributed to residents as part of the prevention effort:



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.