Thanksgiving is a day set aside for expressing gratitude, sharing with others and spending time with loved ones. However, Thanksgiving is also an exceptionally dangerous time of the year for house fires. According to U.S. Fire Administration, for each year from 2011 to 2013, an estimated 2,100 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and caused an estimated 10 deaths, 50 injuries and $28 million in property loss.
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management, Lifeguard Ambulance Service and Santa Rosa County fire districts would like to remind the community to take extra precautions during Thanksgiving week and enjoy family time, the Thanksgiving feast, football and other traditions.
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