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Quiet day for Las Vegas firefighters on Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:33 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 16:33:03-05

It was a relatively quiet day on Thanksgiving, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters typically see three times more cooking fires throughout the U.S. on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. But in Las Vegas, no cooking-related fires caused damage or displaced anyone from their homes.

There were three calls for food burning in the oven. But firefighters say that the fires were out by the time they arrived at each scene. There were also no carbon monoxide incidents (which usually increase on Thanksgiving) and no drownings.

The most significant fire on Thursday happened on Smokey Glen Circle, which caused $15,000 in damage to a bedroom and displaced six people. Officials think that careless smoking may have caused the fire.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, this is the fourth year in a row that there were no significant cooking fires in Las Vegas.