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State Fire Marshal offers safety tips to deep fry Thanksgiving turkey

The state fire marshal is urging Michigan residents to be mindful of fire safety while cooking this Thanksgiving.

 

He says portable propane fueled turkey fryers a popular and faster cooking method for your Thanksgiving turkey pose a considerable fire risk if not used correctly. Improperly deep-frying turkeys accounts for many preventable house and garage fires reported each year.

 

You should never use a portable deep fryer in a garage, on or under a deck, breezeway, porch or inside any structure and always use a flat surface away from flammable materials.

 

The fire marshal also encourages you to push the button to check and make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home.


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