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Fry Turkeys Safely

Posted: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and some people may opt to fry their turkeys. Director of Washington County Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski advises people to take caution when frying turkeys. She reminds people to not fry a frozen turkey, it can cause an explosion. She adds, do not fry turkeys indoors; according to the National Fire Protection Association, 5 deaths, 60 injuries and more than $15 million in property damage are caused by deep fryer fires annually. Also, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day, according to insurance company statistics.