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