Thanksgiving has historically been the worst day for cooking fires. Christmas being the second worst. The biggest problem is the unattended cooking. With that said, the #1 fire tip for Thanksgiving is stay close to your kitchen so you can keep an eye on your stove! Never leave the house to "pick something up" at the grocery store!
The other popular problem on Thanksgiving is the "Deep Fried Turkey". These fryers are meant to be used OUTSIDE! They should not be used on a wood deck or near the house. Turkeys should NOT be frozen when you fry them, And be sure you don't overfill the fryer!