Albany -- Thanksgiving is a time for holiday cooking. But it means an increased danger of kitchen fires.
The Thanksgiving holiday period is traditionally when the most kitchen fires are reported.
Firefighters urge you to use caution when making those big holiday meals. Albany Fire Department Assistant Chief James Carswell said "Obviously in the holidays you are easily distracted. If you are cooking, take a spoon or something with you and tote it around with you, so it will remind you to go back to the stove."
The State Fire Commissioner reports there have been 18 deaths in Georgia this year from cooking related fire.