LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2021 — As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety. Plus, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities, planning your celebrations may be a little different this year.
“Home fires are a real threat to Angelenos over the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Guillermo Sanchez, Preparedness and Resiliency Manager for Red Cross Los Angeles. “In particular, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and year after year Thanksgiving is the peak day for these tragedies. We at the Red Cross are urging families to follow cooking safety steps to help prevent your holiday celebrations from going up in smoke.”
To help keep you and your loved ones safe this Thanksgiving, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region offers these safety tips: