Fire safety alert: Turkey deep-frying

This was going to be a funny post until I saw this video, provided by the Cary, NC, Fire Department via our local newspaper.
With the storms up and down the US East Coast today and tomorrow (and frickin’ snow in Georgia and South Carolina), our local public radio station just ran warnings to those who plan to deep-fry their turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Local authorities are concerned that with the inclement weather, folks might move their deep-fryers into garages and under carports. Two house fires resulted locally last year from such activity. Proper deep-frying is conducted safely on a flat surface, several dozen feet away from buildings and any overhead structures for reasons apparent in the video link.
And, if you see a neighbor setting up the Cajun-cooker tomorrow, do a favor for your brother or sister and just say ‘no’ to indoor deep-frying.

4 thoughts on “Fire safety alert: Turkey deep-frying

  1. Alex,
    I have deep fried a turkey. I am not batshit insane. In fact a lot of people do it and you can buy turkey fryers at WalMart, Home Depot, and tons of other stores. It’s a great way to cook a bird.
    What do you know about turkey frying that makes you call me crazy?

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