Las Vegas firefighters thankful for an unusually quiet Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 27, 2020 (2:36 p.m.)

Cooking fires have been up during the pandemic, but no serious kitchen fires were reported on Thanksgiving, the one day a spike was anticipated, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said.

“For at least the past 25 years, this has been the calmest Thanksgiving in Las Vegas related to cooking incidents,” the fire department said in a news release.

Typically, there are about triple the average number of cooking fires in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day.

There were also no reported cooking-related carbon monoxide calls, officials said.

Firefighters responded to one oven fire but it was already out on arrival. There was no damage and firefighters were on scene less than five minutes, officials said.

The number of kitchen fires in Las Vegas has increased during the pandemic because more people are staying home and cooking, officials said.

Firefighters on Thursday also responded to a trash fire behind a business on West Charleston Boulevard and an electrical fire at an apartment complex on Fremont Street, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

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