While a holiday tradition for many, deep frying turkeys can be potentially dangerous. In fact, cooking is the leading cause of fires in South Carolina. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the busiest day for home cooking fires.
House fires associated with turkey fryers lead to injuries and property damage. Experts recommend consumers choosing to fry a turkey follow the following safety guidelines:
Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. If the fire is manageable, use an all-purpose fire extinguisher. However, if the fire increases, immediately call 911 for help.
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Robert Polk, State Fire Marshal
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