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Tulsa fire academy class demonstrates turkey-frying dangers

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A Tulsa, Okla., fire academy class conducts a demonstration of the dangers of deep-frying a Thanksgiving turkey. (Courtesy of the Tulsa Fire Department)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – A Tulsa fire academy class conducted a demonstration of the dangers of deep-frying a Thanksgiving turkey.

The Tulsa Fire Department shared the video, showing a tower of flames shooting from the fryer after a bird was lowered into the hot oil.

Five dangers of deep-frying a turkey, according to the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot oil across a large area.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
  • A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
  • Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
  • The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries.

More cooking safety tips.

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