How to safely deep fry a turkey for Thanksgiving

Majority of house fires reported in US on Thanksgiving Day

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Deep frying a Thanksgiving Day turkey can be quite dangerous, but the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Department has you covered on how to safely make a deep friend delicacy.

"The issue with these hot oil propane dead fryers is that they contain large quantities of oil which gets very hot, hundreds of degrees. It can cause severe burns," BSO Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said.

BSO Fire Rescue puts on a yearly demonstration to showcase the dangers when deep frying a turkey.

Accidents typically happen if the turkey is frozen and lowered into hot oil.

Authorities said fryer should be set up more than 10 feet away from a home and on a level surface.

The turkey should also be thawed and dry before it is put in the hot oil.

Finally, keep an eye on the oil temperature.

"Thanksgiving is the No. 1 day in the U.S. for residential fires (and is the) most common day we see house fires," Jachles said.