OK Commissioner on Dangers of Frying Turkey
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready says there are about three times as many house fires on Thanksgiving day than any other day, and he reminds people about the dangers of frying turkey. He says those who decide to fry their turkey should make sure the bird is completely thawed and dry first, place the fryer outside and far away from any buildings, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
According to Mulready, “The National Fire Protection Association says deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage every year. While your homeowners policy will cover losses related to a home fire, preventing a fire is much simpler than having to file a claim.”