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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Marion County firefighters offer Thanksgiving cooking safety tips

Marion County firefighters are reminding the public to be safe during the Thanksgiving holiday.

In a social media post, Marion County Fire Rescue highlighted the dangers and hazards that can occur when cooking both indoors and outdoors.

MCFR demonstrated what can happen when deep frying a turkey if proper safety measures are not taken.

Thanksgiving cooking safety tips

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  • Never leave a fryer unattended.
  • Never use a fryer in the rain or snow.
  • Keep the fryer on a level surface, far away from any structure.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
  • Do not overfill the fryer with oil, since too much oil is a recipe for disaster.

For more information, visit the Marion County Fire Rescue Facebook page.