Mt. Pleasant releases fiery turkey fryer safety video

Published: Nov. 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2014 at 7:58 PM EST
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department has released a video packed with safety tips for frying your Thanksgiving turkey.

Frying a turkey is a Thanksgiving tradition for many in the Lowcountry that could spell trouble for first timers looking to cook up a crispy bird.

"The danger of mixing water, oil and fire can turn a great family tradition into a tragedy," says John Poole with the Mt. Pleasant Fire Marshall Division.

The video, released Wednesday by the Town of Mt. Pleasant, lists the following common turkey-frying mistakes that are easily avoidable:

  • Don't overfill the pot
  • Don't use a frozen turkey
  • Don't fry indoors
  • Don't forget your ABC extinguisher
  • Don't put water on a grease fire

The video shows two demonstrations of how a turkey fry can turn into a blaze if simple instructions are not followed.

To watch the video on mobile, click here

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