Thanksgiving will be here soon, and firefighter Michael McLeeier, president of E.S.C.A.P.E., says kitchen fires can often happen on holidays like Thanksgiving, when cooks are easily distracted by all the activity around them. As well, kitchen fires can end up causing a lot more damage, not unlike the photo above.

Hear the tips Mike offers for staying safe during his interview on Thursday's Richard Piet Show on WBCK by clicking the player below.