TMZ reports that, while celebrating in Needham, MA, actor Will Ferrell's Thanksgiving dinner was interrupted by a small house fire.
One Needham household had a fairly exciting thanksgiving: not only a visiting film star, but a fire. Will Ferrell's family was sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when one of the kids present noticed the garage was on fire, according to the report on TMZ. No injuries and no major damage to the home reported, but Ferrell was reportedly in high spirits and joking with the Needham Police and Fire Department. See the full story on TMZ. According to an American Red Cross fact sheet (see PDFs), cooking fires are nearly twice as common on Thanksgiving day than on any other day. The cause of the home fire mentioned above is not clear, however Thanksgiving day fires are common enough to warrant a page on the Answers.USA.gov page.