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Lakeville Fire Handles Brush, Grass Fires, Vehicle Extrication

Turkey fryer safety tips.

FIRE REPORT

From Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 16 calls for service including 1 brush-and-grass mixture fire, 1 rescue, 1 extrication, 1 medical, 1 gas leak, 5 good intents and 6 false alarms. 

FIRE TIP

If you absolutely must use a turkey fryer, here are some safety tips:

  • Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other material that can burn.
  • Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you don't watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. 
  • Make sure the turkey is completely thawed and be careful with marinades. Oil and water don't mix, and water causes oil to spill over, causing a fire or even an explosion hazard.
  • Only deep fry smaller turkeys - up to 12 pounds.

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