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16104915 BG11Outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers cook up juicy turkeys in a fraction of the time it takes to roast one in an indoor oven. However, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) discourages the residential use of turkey fryers because they pose an enormous risk of injury. Outdoor fryers heat gallons of cooking oil to very high temperatures to cook the turkey. The risk of this oil being spilled is significant, and the injuries resulting can be severe.

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Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year more than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking.


To help prevent home fires. USA Emergency Broadcasting Network suggests the following tips:

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When it comes to holiday dinner, it is held in high regards by many people. You don't want to be remembered as the family member who served up food poisoning! The following safety tips should help you avoid that type of incident.

Any poultry needs special attention when handling. Thawing a frozen turkey the proper way is important to the safety of your family.