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Clark County Officials Have Issued a Fire Safety Warning on Deep-Fried Turkeys

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 22, 2022 2:00 am

Clark County Officials Have Issued a Fire Safety Warning on Deep-Fried Turkeys

LAS VEGAS – Thanksgiving turkey in the deep fryer? Please read this first to avoid any potential fire hazards.

A caution issued by the Clark County Fire Department on Monday warned of the increased danger posed by people attempting to deep fried turkeys at home on Thanksgiving, historically the day when the most fires result from cooking.

A lot of oil and high temperatures can make cooking a terrifying and disastrous experience, the government warned.

They stress that you should never use a turkey fryer inside, in a garage, or under an awning. Put it on a level surface that is free of obstacles like buildings, trees, or plants.

Aside from that, the Clark County Fire Department added:

Don’t get behind the stove if you’ve been drinking, are feeling sleepy, or are taking a prescription that induces drowsiness.

How about deep-frying, barbecuing, steaming, or broiling? Do not leave the kitchen.

Don’t go away while the food is cooking.

Don’t put curtains or other flammable items near the stove, especially if they are loose or made of fabric.

Don’t forget these things if you ever have to cope with a fire:

Fire extinguishers can cause more damage than good when used on grease fires because they spray flammable liquid everywhere.

Stove flames? Put the lid on the oven and turn off the heat.

Always have the lid close by when cooking. Cover the pan and turn off the heat if you have to cope with a fire. Don’t remove the lid and let the pan cool for a time. Putting water into the pan will just make things worse.

Finally, after you’ve finished cooking, set the oil aside to cool. Pack it up in a can or jar, then discard it in the garbage.

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