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.