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Deep Frying A Turkey Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Published On: Nov 21 2012 07:21:07 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 21 2012 07:21:16 PM CST

At least a few of you will be trying to deep fry your thanksgiving turkey for the first time but that can be very dangerous if you’re not careful.

We found several videos on the internet that showed exactly what would happen if you do it wrong.  And most of them involve an enormous fireball that could damage your house or burn you.

Fire officials said exploding turkeys caused about $15 million in damages last year.

If you are planning to deep fry your thanksgiving turkey, make sure you completely thaw it out.

And if it does end up on fire, do not throw water on the fire.  Oil is less dense than water and will float on top – while burning – only spreading the flames.

If your turkey catches fire, call the fire department and use a fire extinguisher to keep the flames under control.