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Thanksgiving 2021: Firefighters demonstrate dangers of deep frying turkey

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RELATED: Safety tips you need to know when deep-frying a turkey"The last thing we want to be doing is to show up on Thanksgiving where someone’s got hurt," he said.Dangerous situations resulting from frying a turkey have contributed to the holiday becoming the peak day for home cooking fires.In 2019, fire departments across the country responded to an estimated 1,40 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths, with cooking causing nearly half (49%) of all reported home fires.

The NFPA strongly discourages using a turkey fryer. The organization believes the fryers that use cooking oil are not suitable for use.

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