If you are planning to have people over for dinner, you should be aware that Thanksgiving fires are not an uncommon occurrence.
Fires that happen on Thanksgiving happen at a rate double of the national average. Of those fires, 74% are due to cooking! (See more Thanksgiving Fire Stats here.)
One of the most dangerous and delicious ways to cook a turkey is by frying. Frying turkeys can increase the chance of starting a fire at your home. Using common sense can help make sure that you stay safe:
•Do not fry your turkey indoors.
•Do not leave the turkey unattended.
•Be careful when inserting and removing the turkey from the oil, splashes may cause fire.
•Always keep a fire extinguisher near by while cooking.
A fun way to make the process even safer is by constructing a Turkey Derrick: