Davenport firefighters demonstrate how NOT to fry a Thanksgiving turkey

  • Source: KWCQ-TV NBC 6 Davenport
  • Published: 11/24/2020 12:00 AM

Firefighters and the American Red Cross are reminding people of the dangers that can happen when cooking this Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, Davenport firefighters demonstrated the wrong way to fry a Thanksgiving turkey. Firefighters warn those cooking not to put a turkey into a pot of hot oil in a turkey fryer if it has not dried or completely thawed. The demonstration was meant to be a way to convince people to be extra careful when using this cooking process. According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep fryers can cause five deaths and 60 injuries on average every year. Firefighters say the key is to move the fryer away from the house or structure and turn off the heat source as you slowly drop the dry, thawed turkey into the hot oil of the fryer.


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