As families gather for Thanksgiving, a dangerous situation can develop through a combination of cooking and distractions. Cal-Fire says never to leave cooking food unattended, particularly on a stovetop. It’s important to have the right type of fire extinguisher on hand because water should never be used on a grease fire. Cooking a turkey in a deep-fryer is becoming more common every year, but it’s inherently a very dangerous practice. A turkey fryer should only be used outdoors on a level surface and children should not be allowed anywhere near it. More holiday cooking safety tips can be found at fire.ca.gov.