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Firefighters' wreaths: Green is good; red means house fires

8:09 AM, Nov. 22, 2012
Firefighter Ryan Waldinger hangs a wreath outside the Green Bay Fire Department headquarters on Wednesday to raise awareness of house fires during the holiday season. For each fire, a green bulb on the wreath is replaced with a red bulb.
Firefighter Ryan Waldinger hangs a wreath outside the Green Bay Fire Department headquarters on Wednesday to raise awareness of house fires during the holiday season. For each fire, a green bulb on the wreath is replaced with a red bulb.
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More home cooking fires will occur today than any other day of the year.

"Thanksgiving Day is the No. 1 day for cooking fires in the United States, and some of the reason for that is it's a day that a lot of people who normally don't cook take to the kitchen to make that special meal," Green Bay fire Lt. Nick Craig said.

Three times as many fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. In 2010, there were 1,370 fires on Thanksgiving, a 219 percent increase over the daily average, according to the National Fire Protection Association. ...

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