Fort Wayne Fire Department gives holiday safety tips

FWFD says deep-frying your bird can be dangerous. Here's what to avoid, and when to seek medical attention for burns.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:51 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2017 6:52 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- With Thanksgiving Thursday, Fort Wayne firefighters want people to know what to do if a fire starts, or if they are badly burned while cooking up their bird.

Firefighters said if you're deep-frying your turkey this year, make sure it's completely thawed, and not wet, so you don't overfill or overheat the fryer.

They also said not to use the deep fryer in an enclosed space, such as a garage, or on a deck, and never leave the bird unattended. If you are burned by a fryer or pan, seek medical attention immediately.

"You need to seek medical attention if you get any kind of burn, you know, I want to stress that, so if you do receive a burn from something like that, you want to have that taken care of. Have somebody take a look at it to make sure it's not too deep of a burn," said
Jim Murua, Assistant Fire Chief.

Murua said it's important to have a fire extinguisher if something does happen, but if a fire starts, you should always call 911.

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