Firefighters Demonstrate Danger of Deep Frying Turkey

Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg Bureau of Fire demonstrated the danger of frying a turkey unsafely in a video released by the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner, just in time for Thanksgiving.

The footage shows a firefighter in full gear holding an uncooked turkey at the end of a pole and gently dropping it into a fryer. Oil splashes out of the appliance, and it quickly bursts into flames.

The commissioner’s office warned against frying with too much oil, not defrosting the bird thoroughly, or leaving a fryer unattended.

“Don’t fry inside a home or garage, or on a porch or deck,” they said. Credit: Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner via Storyful

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