10 States with Most Cooking-related Claims on Thanksgiving

According to State Farm claims data, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. A release from the insurer states that grease- and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November. With the popularity of turkey frying, people are at risk for fryer-related fires and injuries. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage each year and hot oil splatter can cause serious burns to an adult or life threatening injuries to a child. The following are the top 10 states for grease- and cooking-related claims on Thanksgiving Day over the past five years:

10. South Carolina

10. South Carolina:

9. Minnesota

9. Minnesota:

8. Pennsylvania

8. Pennsylvania:

7. Louisiana

7. Louisiana:

6. California

6. California:

5. Florida

5. Florida:

4. Ohio

4. Ohio:

3. New York

3. New York:

2. Illinois

2. Illinois:

1. Texas

1. Texas:

According to State Farm data from the past five years, 2007-2011, these 10 states are the most likely to see cooking-related claims later this week.

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