Don’t Fry This At Home (Without Watching This First)

UConn firefighters offer tips on avoiding the most common cause of home-cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day. ()

Every year in the U.S., fire departments respond to roughly 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day. One of the main culprits of these fires – which cause injuries, death, and millions of dollars in damage – are attempts at deep-frying a turkey for the holiday meal. In this video, produced in cooperation with UCTV, the UConn Fire Department offers how-to instructions on the safest way to fry a turkey, and offer their wishes for a happy (and fire-free) Thanksgiving to all of UConn Nation.