Thanksgiving Day Turkey Fryer Fire in Mountain Iron?
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 1630 reported home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2017. Our teams in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties wish everyone in Mountain Iron a Happy Thanksgiving! Every year we hear about turkey fryer fires.
The NFPA strongly discourages turkey fryers because they can cause severe burns, injuries, and property damage. They recommend getting a fried turkey from a grocery store, restaurant, or another food retailer. Our fire restoration technicians have witnessed many instances of fried turkey fires. Here are some of the more common reasons turkey fryers catch on fire:
- Too much oil is placed in the fryer without factoring in the oil displacement by the bird. The oil spills over the side and ignites with the burner below.
- Sometimes the fryers are knocked over by curious pets or clumsy guests
- Other times, the fryer is positioned next to combustible materials, like wooden tables or fences, and when the fryers tip over, the oil and fuel ignite and catch fire
Call Us Today!
Our local team in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help ® when your Mountain Iron home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency. We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.
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