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Forget Black Friday, turkey fryer fire means Charred Thursday

Posted by andreaitis on November 26, 2009

Turkey Fryer fire leads to charred Thursday

Turkey Fryer fire leads to charred Thursday

Already found 3 stories about Thanksgiving Day fires caused by turkey fryer fiascos.  Why was I googling ‘turkey fires,’ you ask?  I was simply following T/S’er Elie Mystal’s wise advice by creating a post-dinner structured activity for the Thanksgiving guests.  So, he didn’t specifically suggest googling for T-day disasters, but he did say “anything to keep people’s minds off of each other’s faults.”  Other people’s tragedies certainly do that.

Anyway, turkey fryers are the Thanksgiving version of July 4th fireworks.  All you need is a spark, a little wind or a bobbling hand and you’ve got Charred Thursday before you even get to Black Friday.  This year, early reports detail incidents in Fargo, North Dakota ($20,ooo in damage); North Babylon, New York  (35 firefighters responded); and Columbus, Ohio.

Fire crews were able to contain the blaze in about 15 minutes, but the fire had already ripped through most of the home and destroyed a pickup truck.

The homeowner told NBC 4 oil was heating in the fryer, which was placed at the back of the house, when the fryer fell over from the wind.

Four people were home at the time. All escaped the fire without injuries.

via Turkey Fryer Causes Fire, Home Severely Damaged |

Damage is estimated at $15,000 for the Ohio fryer fire.

Just one  more reason to avoid fried foods.

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