Firefighters are urging caution for those choosing to deep fry their Thanksgiving turkey this year.
Tyler Ford, a firefighter in Austin, Texas, drops a turkey into an overfilled deep fryer, causing large flames during a demonstration about the dangers of frying turkeys at the Pleasant Valley Drill Tower.
In order to safely fry a turkey you should avoid overfilling fryer pots, cooking frozen or partially thawed turkeys, cooking too close to structures or flammables, and leaving the turkey fryer unattended, according to firefighters.
The National Fire Protection Association says deep fryers cause an average of five deaths, 60 injuries, and $15 million in yearly property damage. U.S. fire departments respond to more than 1,400 fires on Thanksgiving Day, three times the average of any other day.
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