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Be "Thankful" for Turkey Frying Safety Tips

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Turkey Fryer Can Cause Fire Damage

The Holiday Season, in partiular turkey frying season, is a time to think about fire safety.  SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County wants to remind everyone on the dangers of frying a turkey. Deep frying a turkey is very delicious, but it can be very dangerous for many reasons, including the high risk of fire. The oil used to fry the turkey is highly flammable and can lead to large fires, even with small amounts of oil. There is also a risk of tipping the fryer over, possibly causing fires and injuries.

Please follow proper safety procedures if you are planning on frying a turkey this Thanksgiving. 


  1. Do not fry your turkey in an enclosed area. 
  2. Keep a fire extinguisher near the fryer. Be sure it is an all-purpose extinguisher that can handle fires from the heat source and from the grease.
  3. Never leave the fryer unattended.  
  4. Don’t let children or pets near the fryer, even after you are done cooking as the oil could still be hot hours later. 
  5. Use proper safety equipment when frying, like potholders/oven mitts, wear long sleeves, and safety goggles to protect yourself from oil splatter. 

If a fire does start, call 911 right away. 

For all your fire damage questions call SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County.  (262) 542-0900

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