Knox County mayor demonstrates how to – and how not to – safely deep fry turkey

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Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs teamed up with the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau to make sure you’re cooking your turkey the safe way.

Jacobs posted a video to YouTube showing the right way and the wrong way to deep fry a turkey. Fire departments across the country responded to more than 1,500 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving 2016, and they all could have been easily avoided.

Fire officials say if you choose to deep fry your turkey, make sure it’s thawed, don’t overfill the vat, make sure it’s on a level surface and monitor the turkey at all times.

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