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Published November 21, 2012, 03:55 PM

Firefighters Urge Caution When Frying Turkey This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends but it can also be dangerous when it comes time to cooking up the bird.

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends but it can also be dangerous when it comes time to cooking up the bird.

The National Fire Association says Thanksgiving day is the leading day for home cooking fires. One cause is dangerous mistakes made by those who choose to deep fry their turkey. Mistakes include over-filling the vat causing oil to spill and putting a partially frozen turkey into the vat, Also resulting in hot oil spills. Firefighters say beware of distractions and keep a lid nearby when cooking to smother small grease fires.

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