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YouTube image of a McAllen Firefighter demonstrating what NOT to do when frying a turkey.
YouTube image of a McAllen Firefighter demonstrating what NOT to do when frying a turkey.

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Other helpful holiday safety tips for frying a turkey include:

  1. Frying a turkey
  1. Fry outside and at least 10 feet away from structure
  2. Avoid tripping hazards when frying a turkey
  3. Use fryer on flat ground
  4. Avoid oil with high smoke point
  5. Measure oil accurately
  6. Use a temperature gauge
  7. Turn off flame before dipping turkey
  8. Do not fry a wet or frozen turkey
  9. Cooking a turkey in the oven
  1. Clean the oven
  2. Make sure it is free of other utensils
  3. Cook turkey in pan deep enough for juices
  4. General safety tips for every cooking area
  1. Have a 3-foot kids free zone in kitchen
  2. Use caution around pets
  3. Do not leave cooking appliances unattended
  4. Remember: water and grease do not mix.
  5. Have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher on hand
  6. Ensure smoke alarms are working properly with fresh batteries
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