As Thanksgiving approaches, the wonderful aroma of fried turkeys fills the air, but it comes with a side of safety concerns. Each year, thousands of fires, injuries, and even fatalities occur due to turkey fryer mishaps.
To ensure a hazard-free holiday, follow these crucial safety tips before firing up your turkey fryer.
First, set up the fryer at least 10 feet away from your home, keeping kids and pets at a safe distance. Place it on flat ground to maintain steady oil levels and prevent spills. Only fry a thawed and dry turkey to avoid being splashed with hot oil. Be sure not to overfill your fryer with too much oil to prevent overflowing. Caution is key when handling the fryer, as lids and handles can become extremely hot. Finally, be prepared with a multipurpose, dry-powder fire extinguisher in case of emergencies.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell