Michael Bucossi

Keep an eye on what you fry

How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove - until smoke filled the house?

If this scenario or a similar one sounds familiar to you, you might want to think about it a little more, because it's likely that you, a friend or family member has run the risk of having a dangerous fire.

The staff of the Brattleboro Fire Department often talks to people about the ways they can stay safe in their homes. Too often, we have that talk after they've suffered a damaging fire.

We hope that people reading this won't have to learn the hard way. If we could give just one fire warning, we'd say, “Keep an eye on what you fry!”...

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